Monthly Archives: September 2020

2020-09-30: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-30). Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed. thealtworld.com Americans are taking to social media to express disdain over the first presidential debate, with one poll finding that 69% of viewers felt annoyed by it and only 17 percent felt informed. | MPN- Tuesday night's much anticipated presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden drew the attention of tens of millions around the world. But few appeared satisfied or enlightened after watching it. Although it touched on many serious topics, including the Supreme Court, climate change, policing, and the coronavirus pandemic, little of any substance was actually said by either man, t…

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-30). Julian Assange: Press shows little interest in media 'trial of century'. mronline.org Yet the case has been met with indifference from the corporate press. Even as their house is burning down, media are insisting it is just the Northern Lights.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-30). Assange on Trial: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage. counterpunch.org September 29. Central Criminal Court, London. Julian Assange's defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty's Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one

Craig Murray (2020-09-30). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20. globalresearch.ca Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution's continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-30). Witnesses in Assange trial say complete isolation very likely in US. peoplesdispatch.org As the final week of the extradition trial of Julian Assange continues, expert witnesses presented by the witness have focused on the treatment Assange is likely to get once extradited. Maureen Baird, who worked in the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for two decades, and Lindsay Lewis, a lawyer who represented Abu Hamza, told the court on September 29, that Assange is very likely to be put under effective solitary confinement, once he is extradited. | Baird's and Lewis' testimonies challenge the claims made by the prosecution witness, US attorney Gordon Kromberg. In a submission made to the court yesterday, Kromberg a…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-30). Assange's Sixteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange's defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty's Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront …

Howard Lisnoff (2020-09-30). Twelve Years in a Town that Supported Trump. counterpunch.org When the gaping holes in the fabric of US society hit a person like the asteroid that snuffed out life during the age of the dinosaurs, attention must be paid, or so says Arthur Miller in The Death of a Salesman. Jon Shields and Stephanie Muravchik brought it all home for me in Trump's Democrats

Staff (2020-09-30). 'Notorious RBG' had a mixed climate justice record. therealnews.com Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted on behalf of environmental protections in many Supreme Court cases. But her track record was mixed on climate justice issues, particularly on Indigenous rights and corporate land expropriation.

Mercedes Williams (2020-09-30). Looking at the West Coast Wildfires Through an Indigenous Lens. progressive.org Native photographer Paul Wilson captures the Oregon fires from the perspective of the Klamath Tribes.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-30). Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did. thealtworld.com Well. | Wow. | I mean, wow. | So in case you missed it, the first US presidential debate was everything the US empire deserves and a fair reflection of everything the US empire is. | If Vladimir Putin were every bit the election-meddling demon the Democrats say he is, and if he had unlimited time and unlimited resources to create the perfect ninety-minute propaganda video to discredit the US-led unipolar world order, he could not have designed one more effective than the performance that was just delivered by President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden with the help of moderator Chris Wallace. | Trump…

Lucine Kasbarian (2020-09-30). Renewed Azerbaijani Attacks Seek to Destabilize Caucasus Region and Deprive Armenians of. indybay.org Repelling foreign invaders has been the single most recurring event throughout all of Armenian history. This year is no different.

Amazon Watch & others (2020-09-30). Thursday 10/1: "A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair" Film Premiere & Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online event…

Indigenous Environmental Network (2020-09-30). Thursday 10/1: #NOKXL Pipeline: Speak Out at Gov. Public Comment Hearings on KXL Water Crossing (Day 2). indybay.org Via phone call statement, or you can use email or U.S. mail…

Indigenous Environmental Network (2020-09-30). Tuesday 9/29: #NOKXL Pipeline: Speak Out at Gov. Public Comment Hearings on KXL Water Crossing (Day 1). indybay.org Via phone call statement, or you can use email or U.S. mail…

Staff (2020-09-30). "Vigilantism at the Polls": Trump Attacks Election Integrity, Ballots & Backs Illegal Poll Watching. democracynow.org "It's a rigged election," claimed President Trump when he and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden were asked about election integrity during last night's debate as the two men sparred over mail-in voting. Trump ended the debate by calling for poll watchers. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who says Trump is promoting unlawful intimidation and voter suppression, and has vowed to go to court to block any attempt to discourage or block people from freely casting their ballots.

Staff (2020-09-30). COVID U.S. Death Toll Tops 205,000 & 7M Infections as Trump Mocks Biden's Mask, Attacks the ACA. democracynow.org During the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly criticized President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 205,000 people in the United States — the highest death toll in the world. Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask, while claiming that a vaccine would be available within weeks. "It was very bizarre," says Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. "The idea of not erring on the side of caution is representative of the entire Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Staff (2020-09-30). Former Neo-Nazi Says Trump's Call for Proud Boys to "Stand By" Will Encourage More Violence. democracynow.org President Trump refused to condemn white supremacists during the first of three scheduled presidential debates with Joe Biden. When pressed by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to disavow far-right extremism, Trump name-checked the Proud Boys and told them to "stand back and stand by," words widely denounced as a tacit endorsement of the violent, white supremacist organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. The Proud Boys almost immediately responded by changing its logo online to include the Trump quote. Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi who now leads the Free Radicals Pro…

Staff (2020-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Refuses to Condemn White Supremacists or Rule Out Post-Election Violence, New York City Coronavirus Infections Surge for First Time in Months, Indian Health Officials Claim 60 Million Coronavirus Infections Nationwide, House Democrats Unveil Pared-Down $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill, Texas Sheriff and Prosecutor Indicted for Evidence Tampering in Javier Ambler Police Killing, Kentucky AG Didn't Recommend Murder Charges for Breonna Taylor's Killers, Trump Plans Pre-Election ICE Raids in U.S. Sanctuary Cities, More Women Detail Forced Sterilizations, Unnecessary Surgeries at Georgia ICE Jail, World Hea…

Staff (2020-09-30). "He Wants Violence in the Streets": Trump's "White Supremacist Project" on Full Display at Debate. democracynow.org Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown people in particular in our country who are often the victims of racial violence," says Kristen Clarke, president an…

Staff (2020-09-30). Kate Aronoff: The Climate Crisis Can't Take 4 More Years of Trump. We Must Push Biden from the Left. democracynow.org After massive outcry from activists and young voters, debate moderator Chris Wallace questioned President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden about the climate crisis at the first presidential debate. He did not include it in his initial list of debate topics. Kate Aronoff, author and staff writer at The New Republic, says she didn't expect climate change to come up, but was unsurprised by the responses. "We've known for years that Donald Trump denies the science of climate change," she says. "And we know that Joe Biden doesn't support a Green New Deal."

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Rumors about Iran's aid to Armenia completely baseless: Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Rejecting rumors that Iran is sending aid to Armenia, President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that these rumors are completely baseless and are aimed at disrupting the good relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Foreign interference to complicate Azerbaijan-Armenia dispute. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to relieve recent tensions in the region due to Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict, Rouhani noted that any foreign interference in this matter will complicate the conflict and tensions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iranian MPs to escort humanitarian aid ships to Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iranian delegation consisting of Parliament members will escort the ships carrying humanitarian aid to opressed people of Yemen.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). Armenia Sheds Light on Chances of Su-30 and Iskander Deployment Against Azerbaijan. sputniknews.com The Armenian Defence Ministry previously warned that it could be forced to use weapons systems of greater range and destructive power after Azerbaijan resorted to a wide range of rocket systems and flame weapons in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). Assange Performed Enormous Service to World by Revealing US Government Secrets, Witness Says. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on Wednesday told the UK court deciding on the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States that the whistleblower has performed an enormous service to the people by revealing information the US government wanted to keep secret.

Steve Topple (2020-09-30). A damning fact about the BBC's Assange coverage just emerged. thecanary.co If you regularly rely on BBC News, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the extradition hearing of publisher Julian Assange wasn't happening. Because the public service broadcaster has been doing a distinctly unpublic service by But a revelation by another journalist has exposed a damning fact about the BBC's lack of stories on Assange. And moreover, it's home affairs correspondent has also admitted why he thinks his employer is ignoring the case. | Assange: the trial of the century?:…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). France sides with Armenia in conflict with Azerbaijan. yenisafak.com France's president on Wednesday voiced solidarity with Armenia amid its conflict with Azerbaijan over Armenian-occupied Upper Karabakh.Claiming that it was Azerbaijan last weekend that started the conflict, Emmanuel Macron called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to end the conflict unconditionally, adding that he had discussed this issue with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev."I wanted these attacks to end. I explicitly condemned these disproportionate attacks," he said in a news conference during a visit to Latvia."Something has been happening since July," he added, evidentl…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). 'Azerbaijan able to liberate occupied lands by itself'. yenisafak.com Azerbaijan has the ability to liberate its occupied lands by itself, Turkey's top diplomat said Wednesday, amid Azerbaijan fighting off an offensive by Armenian forces in occupied Upper Karabakh."Azerbaijan is fighting to protect its own lands. Where in the world are the occupied and occupier treated the same?" Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said at Anadolu Agency's Editors' Desk.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to multiple casualties.With these attacks, Armenia ignored the i…

South Front (2020-09-30). Video: Azerbaijani-Armenian War: Turkish F-16S Enter the Game. Armenia Threatens to Use Iskander Missiles. globalresearch.ca The Armenian-Azerbaijani war continues raging in the South Caucasus. | As of September 29, the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region struck the Armenian defense and Azerbaijani forces were not able to achieve any military breakthroughs. Armenian troops withdrew from several …

John McEvoy (2020-09-30). Julian Assange versus Washington's boot — the hearing so far. thecanary.co To write about the greatest press freedom case in recent history, it has been necessary to rely almost exclusively on the work of

pip.hinman (2020-09-30). Indigenous water defender pleads not guilty. greenleft.org.au

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-30). 5G Technology Cooperation Between Germany and China Is a Major Blow Against American Interests. globalresearch.ca In Germany, a major blow is being delivered against the United States in the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Despite pressures, Berlin is opting for cooperation with China on 5G technology, refusing to impose any sanctions against Huawei, ignoring …

Martha Grevatt (2020-09-30). Thousands raise up Black Lives outside presidential debate. workers.org Cleveland protest targets first presidential debate, Sept. 29. Cleveland While presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump were debating in what many have labeled a "shitshow," thousands of Greater Clevelanders came out for a "Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice." A broad coalition spread the word about the action . . . |

Eds. (2020-09-30). An anti-colonialist turn in Marx?: Questions for Thierry Drapeau. mronline.org Drapeau writes that the Communist Manifesto "considered Western imperialism as a progressive and beneficial force drawing underdeveloped societies into bourgeois civilization".

Brigitte Amiri (2020-09-30). Victory: After Three Years of Battling in Court, the Trump Administration Abandons its Policy of Banning Abortion for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors. aclu.org As a direct result of the immense courage of our clients and three years of litigation, the Trump administration has officially abandoned its policy of preventing young immigrants in its custody from accessing abortion care. Yesterday, the administration adopted a new policy that prohibits Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) staff and staff employed by any ORR-funded shelter from blocking or interfering with unaccompanied pregnant minors' access to abortion. ORR's adoption of this new

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-30). Fight over the Mediterranean: France's Proxy War and the Budding Turkish-Russian Alliance. dissidentvoice.org Overwhelmed by uncontrollable circumstances, the Greek government is bracing for another financial crisis that promises to be as terrible as the last one in 2015. Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced on September 12 that Athens has made a "robust" arms deal that will "reinforce the armed forces" and create a "national shield". However, beyond Mitsotakis' …

Eds. (2020-09-30). A missing pledge in the 2020 Democratic Party platform. mronline.org For 52 years—from 1936 to 1988—the Democratic Party pledged support for the achievement of full or maximum employment.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-09-30). Conflict and Choice for Human Survival. counterpunch.org What can you say about people for whom the beauty of Nature does not inspire, and the fear of its destruction does not motivate? People do not change unless they feel pain. Politics does not allow for social improvements unless first stung by social revolts. The idea of a spontaneous, peaceful and uneventful evolution of

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-30). Preparing for 'the Interregnum' — the election mess — a WW commentary. workers.org Labor Day protest for fair contracts, Sept. 7, Washington, DC. In researching this article, a cool-sounding word came up: "pettifoggery." It means "given to quibbling over trifles." The word was used in an article by Barton Gellman in the November Atlantic magazine, "The Election That Could Break America." Gellman's point . . . |

MEE staff (2020-09-30). Israel's West Bank annexation postponed for a year, not cancelled, says Friedman. middleeasteye.net Israel's West Bank annexation postponed for a year, not cancelled, says Friedman | US ambassador to Israel reiterates that controversial annexation plans have only been temporarily suspended | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 12: 04 | Archimandrite Abdullah Yulio, parish priest of the Melkite Greek Catholic church in Ramallah, joins other Palestinians as they gather to commemorate the second intifada and to protest against t…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-30). Barrett on the bench: Bad news for workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In her three years as a federal appellate court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, whom GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has shown herself to be bad news for workers' rights, legal analysts report. But what may be scarier about the former Notre Dame University law professor is her …

Kenneth Surin (2020-09-30). The UK Tory "Covid Chumocracy" counterpunch.org Media headlines in the UK have been dominated by the Tory government's endless bungles and mishaps in its handling of the Covid pandemic. The death toll of 50,000 (and rising), accompanied by a veritable cull of residents in care homes, to a promised "world beating" test and trace system that is still not running (even

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-30). Carcel para los policías que mataron a Breonna Taylor. workers.org 27 de septiembre: Las protestas estallaron en todo Estados Unidos el 23 de septiembre cuando se anunció por primera vez que ningún oficial de policía sería acusado por el asesinato de Breonna Taylor. La habían matado a tiros en su cama en Louisville, Ky., el 13 de marzo. Cierre de . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-30). Release the evidence and arrest killers of Breonna Taylor! workers.org Sept. 28 — Protests erupted around the U.S. on Sept. 23 when the announcement first came down that no police officer would be charged in the murder of Breonna Taylor. She had been shot to death in her bed in Louisville, Ky., on March 13. These protests took place in . . . |

Staff (2020-09-30). How the corporate media helps the fossil fuel industry dupe the American public on climate. therealnews.com The views of large businesses and opponents of climate action are given outsized coverage to sway climate debate.

Leia Barnett (2020-09-30). Earth at the "Crossroads:" Finding our way in a time of extirpation. counterpunch.org Ten years ago, some humans came to the table. We sat down together and looked at the facts. We looked at each other. Looked at the world. And looked at the facts again. The scientific facts. The planet is warming, we said to each other. Species are dying. The Sixth Mass Extinction, we murmured under

Workers World Boston bureau (2020-09-30). Boston: Justice for Breonna Taylor. workers.org Credit: G.Carens At least four actions demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor took place in Boston over the Sept. 26-27 weekend, drawing thousands of marchers. Mass Action Against Police Brutality's Sept. 26 rally demanded Taylor's Kentucky case be reopened, after none of the three killer cops who murdered her on March . . . |

Al Neal (2020-09-30). Federal judge strips public lands acting director from role after serving unlawfully. peoplesworld.org Flying under the radar last Friday, September 25, was news of a court ruling dealing yet one more blow to Trump's continued drive to take from the people what belongs to them. A federal judge ruled that Trump's chief steward of public land had been serving unlawfully, and blocked him from continuing in that position, …

Jim McMahan (2020-09-30). Justice for Breonna Taylor and Black lives in Seattle. workers.org Decriminalize Seattle. Seattle — Demonstrators marched here on Sept. 24 to protest the previous day's decision by a grand jury in Louisville, Ky., not to bring charges against the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor. Hundreds took to the streets for hours, until after midnight, and marched on the Capital Hill . . . |

Eds. (2020-09-30). Online Charter schools are not a solution to education in a pandemic. mronline.org Nicholas Trombetta, the founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which is unaffiliated with K12, received just 20 months in prison in 2018 for tax conspiracy after he moved $8 million from the school to a network of businesses he created and failed to pay $437,632 in taxes.

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-30). Thanking the Founding Fathers for Our Constitutional Mess? counterpunch.org "On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H.L. Mencken "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." — H.L. Mencken We cannot blame the Founding

Rayhan Uddin (2020-09-30). EXCLUSIVE: Sadiq Khan reverses decision to take part in Saudi G20 mayors summit. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Sadiq Khan reverses decision to take part in Saudi G20 mayors summit | London mayor to withdraw official observer to avoid implication that it 'means support for the Saudi government' | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 13: 37 | Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, has led the city since May 2016 (AFP/File photo) | London mayor Sadiq Khan has reversed his decision to participate in a Saudi hosted…

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-09-30). International virtual webinars call for ending all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org On Sept. 26, the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, two remarkable events spanning 10 hours of virtual programming by activists, legislators, artists and leaders of struggles around the world were presented by UNFOLD ZERO and We The Peoples 2020. The programs, divided into two five-hour segments, were timed for …

RT (2020-09-30). 'Political theater'?! Pennsylvania lawmaker, governor caught joking about taking their MASKS OFF before speech in 'hot mic' VIDEO. rt.com Pennsylvania State Representative Wendy Ullman and Governor Tom Wolf were caught joking off camera about taking their masks off just before they spoke at a press conference touting the need to defend Obamacare during Covid-19. | Just as Ullman was preparing to speak behind the podium on Tuesday at a press conference north of Philadelphia, Wolf can be heard off camera to her left, saying: "So Wendy, I'm gonna take, I'm gonna take my mask off when I speak." | Ullman walks toward Wolf, off camera, and says: "I will as well, just, I'm waiting so that we can do a little political theater." | Wolf replies, "OK," and…

RT (2020-09-30). Suspect charged with attempted murder over double shooting of LA County deputies as they sat in their patrol vehicle. rt.com Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man with attempted murder over a gun attack on two sheriff's deputies earlier this month. Both officers survived the shooting, despite sustaining serious face and head wounds. | The 36-year-old suspect, identified as Deonte Lee Murray, was charged on Wednesday over the September 12 shootings. Prosecutors called for his bail to be set at a whopping $6.15 million. | The attack was caught on a surveillance camera, with the footage showing a man casually walking up to a police cruiser parked by the Compton Metro Rail Station before suddenly unloading his handgun into the pass…

RT (2020-09-30). US military air tanker lands on its belly after colliding with F-35B jet during mid-air refueling in California (PHOTOS). rt.com A US Marine Corps F-35B fighter plane has collided with a KC-130J refueling aircraft. The jet crashed as the tanker was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of a field. | The two planes collided in mid-air during a refueling operation at around 4pm local time on Tuesday, the Naval Air Facility El Centro reported. | The F-35B pilot ejected to safety as the jet crashed in the desert near Salton City. | The tanker, meanwhile, was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of a field near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in the town of Thermal. All eight crew members were unharmed. | pic…

MEE staff (2020-09-30). 'Inshallah': Biden uses Arabic expression over release of Trump's tax returns. middleeasteye.net 'Inshallah': Biden uses Arabic expression over release of Trump's tax returns | No foreign policy discussions during the first US presidential debate, in which candidates traded insults and spoke over each other | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 06: 40 | Biden called Trump the 'worst president that America has ever had' (AFP) | Many Middle East-related policy questions that could affect the lives of millions of people hang…

A Guest Author (2020-09-30). 'Journey for Justice' caravan begins on West Coast. workers.org By Lyn Neeley and Judy Greenspan The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and Portland, Ore., were the first two stops on the TPS (Temporary Protective Status) workers' "Journey for Justice" caravan tour, which left Los Angeles on Sept. 21. Traveling in their bus, "La Libertad," members of the two-month tour will . . . |

Liz Theoharis (2020-09-30). The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America. counterpunch.org On August 26th, during the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence closed out his acceptance speech with a biblical sleight of hand. Speaking before a crowd at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, he exclaimed, "Let's fix our eyes on Old Glory and all she represents. Let's fix our eyes on this land

Erik Molvar (2020-09-30). Trump Slaps California With Anti-Environmental Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore. counterpunch.org During its planning process for Point Reyes National Seashore, the National Park Service received overwhelming public input opposing commercial ranching on and supporting the recovery of the rare tule elk. The Trump administration, after sparring with the California state government on climate issues, has now unveiled a proposed plan that would expand ranch operations, and

Areeb Ullah (2020-09-30). Poll: Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'. middleeasteye.net Poll: Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life' | A new poll suggests that 40 percent of Tories want to reduce the number of Muslims entering Britain | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 13: 04 | Boris Johnson launched an investigation into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party earlier this year following social media posts from activists and elected officials (AFP) | A…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-30). Israel curbs protests with new coronavirus laws. middleeasteye.net Israel curbs protests with new coronavirus laws | Critics fear that the measures were introduced to stop anti-Netanyahu protests over his alleged corruption | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 10: 24 | The new laws also give the government powers to declare a 'special emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic' for renewable periods of one week (AFP) | Israel's parliament on Wednesday approved a new set…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-30). Israel's parliament curbs protests with new coronavirus laws. middleeasteye.net Israel's parliament curbs protests with new coronavirus laws | Critics fear that the measures have been introduced to stop anti-Netanyahu protests over the prime minister's alleged corruption | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 10: 24 | The new laws also give the government powers to declare a 'special emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic' for renewable periods of one week (Reuters) | Israel's par…

Norman Solomon (2020-09-30). Tax Revelations and Corporate Media Won't Defeat Trump. indybay.org Don't get fooled again…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-30). Discussions Between Greece and Turkey Over the East Mediterranean Will End Before They Begin. globalresearch.ca The tensions between Greece and Turkey that became a geopolitical crisis in the East Mediterranean appears to be finally subsiding after Ankara withdrew from Greece's maritime space the Oruàß Reis Turkish research vessel and the warships escorting it. Since Turkish …

Johanna Ross (2020-09-30). Slipping into Totalitarianism? UK Government Tries to Shut Down Socialist Teaching. globalresearch.ca We remember with horror the stories of Nazis burning books in the 1930s — it's one of the first signals that you're living in a totalitarian regime, when education is targeted. Yet it was reported that last week, that Department …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-30). Pre-Scripted Trump v. Biden Spitting Match Theater. globalresearch.ca The US political process is money controlled, Big Money running things. | According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), over $6 billion was spent by US presidential and congressional candidates in 2016. | A record amount is expected this year to …

Tracy Keeling (2020-09-30). The 'dangerous problem' that was completely missing from the presidential debate. thecanary.co Contrary to #Debates2020 — NowThis (@nowthisnews)

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-30). War crimes are being committed in Yemen, says report. peoplesdispatch.org A group of eminent experts has demanded that the UN security council refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court and expand the list of persons sanctioned…

Drago Bosnic (2020-09-30). Exposed: US Occupation of Syria Now Official. globalresearch.ca The United States has now sent more occupying forces into Syria in clear violation of international law. The Pentagon regime officials claim the deployment of additional occupying forces allegedly came due to a series of "incidents" between US occupying forces …

WSWS (2020-09-30). US strikes Iraqi targets from aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf. wsws.org The airstrikes from the USS Nimitz were launched as Washington steadily escalated threats to "liquidate" Iranian-aligned Shia militias in Iraq.

Celine Akigwe (2020-09-30). Nigerians in Diaspora Hope for Biafra's Political Autonomy. globalresearch.ca Several reports indicate that Nigeria has reached critical level in its development as there are numerous problems including frequent ethnic and religious attacks, deep-seated corruption, ineffective federal system of governance despite been referred to as the Giant of Africa. Nigeria …

Philip A Farruggio (2020-09-30). America in Trumpland, Down the Rabbit Hole. globalresearch.ca Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland (1865) sadly resonates so well today. | This writer in November of 2016 emphasized with Alice as she fell down that rabbit hole. | The unlikely co-conspirators in this 21st Century Amerikan novel were, as …

Asad Ismi (2020-09-30). Vietnam: Virus Contained, Inequality Let Loose. globalresearch.ca Vietnam won international praise for its response to COVID-19. But the country's intensifying capitalist restructuring may leave its people sicker and more impoverished. | *** | As of the first week of August, official records showed that 10 people had died of …

Andrew Emett (2020-09-30). Texas sheriff arrested for tampering with evidence in police custody death. nationofchange.org If convicted, the sheriff could face up to 10 years in prison.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-30). The Global Semiconductor Market: China Deploys Sun Tzu to Prevail in the Chip War. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Let's cut to the chase: with or without a sanction juggernaut, China simply won't be expelled from the global semiconductor market. | The real amount of

news.un (2020-09-30). Libyan rivals conclude talks on key security and military issues. news.un.org Delegations from Libya's warring sides meeting in Egypt have concluded two days of security and military talks in efforts towards a lasting ceasefire, the UN political mission for the country, UNSMIL, has reported.

Julie Brigham-Grette and Steve Petsch (2020-09-30). The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years — and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet. nationofchange.org As geoscientists who study the evolution of Earth's climate and how it creates conditions for life, we see evolving conditions in the Arctic as an indicator of how climate change could transform the planet.

Justin Nyanshwa (2020-09-30). Politics of Betrayal: Divorce Looms in Kenyan Jubilee Coalition. globalresearch.ca Early campaign hostile statements and divisions in Jubilee Coalition are sparking a storm of confusion and fear in Kenya's politics. Some analysts argue that this environment should awake Kenyans, the region and international community to work hand in hand to …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-30). Thailand Protests Are Anti-Chinese, Not "Pro-Democracy" globalresearch.ca Ongoing protests in Thailand appearing very similar to those recently seen in Hong Kong are no coincidence. | They are part of an admitted "Pan-Asian Alliance" that — while claiming to be "pro-democracy" are in reality created by the US government …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-30). US ambassador's interference in Portuguese affairs slammed by left-wing groups. peoplesdispatch.org The US ambassador in Lisbon, George Glass, said Portugal must choose between its allies and China. He added that a delegation of US treasury officials was working with regulatory officials to prevent the triumph of Chinese companies in Portuguese markets…

news.un (2020-09-30). Thailand: More than 100 companies pledge to strengthen women's economic empowerment. news.un.org Chief executives of 110 companies in Thailand on Wednesday, have signed up to a new set of UN principles on women's economic empowerment, pledging to improve gender equality in the boardroom, equal pay for equal work, and safer and more inclusive workplaces.

WSWS (2020-09-30). 700 Greek schools occupied by students protesting unsafe return to classes. wsws.org Given that it is mainly secondary education impacted, more than one in five of the country's 3,168 high schools have been occupied.

_____ (2020-09-30). New law Surfaces South's Racist Beginnings Of Felon Voter Disenfranchisement. popularresistance.org Tennessee – In June, large crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters occupied the plaza in front of Tennessee's State Capitol, where inside, a 44-inch bust of the first Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, has sat still in his bronze bearing for over 40 years. | A line of state troopers stood silently on the other side of the encampment, making arrests and dragging protesters away. Those who remained chained themselves to the property, chanting and playing Kendrick Lamar through loudspeakers, annoying representatives inside the capitol, and making it clear—they were not leaving until the immort…

Amy Goodman (2020-09-30). COVID US death toll tops 205,000 & 7M infections as Trump mocks Biden's mask, attacks the ACA. nationofchange.org "It was very bizarre."

Ashley Curtin (2020-09-30). Up to half a million sharks could be killed to create global coronavirus vaccines, conservationists warn. nationofchange.org Conservationists fear that if two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize the global population than half a million sharks would subsequently die.

news.un (2020-09-30). LIVE: UN chief, Prince Charles, rally 'coalition of the willing' to end biodiversity destruction. news.un.org Here's our special LIVE coverage of the UN Summit on Biodiversity, where activists and senior UN officials are calling for urgent action on biodiversity, to help ensure sustainable development for all.

Press TV (2020-09-30). Threats of Attacks against Civilians in Syria. dissidentvoice.org On Thursday, Sept. 24, Rick Sterling, investigative journalist and member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement, spoke with Press TV about a threat of terror attacks, including chemical weapons, on Syrian civilians in Idlib. Syrian authorities have alerted that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and the UK-US funded 'White Helmets', in …

WSWS (2020-09-30). Trump uses debate to incite fascist violence. wsws.org Trump renewed his call for supporters—that is, right-wing vigilante organizations—to monitor polling places and not accept the results of the election.

_____ (2020-09-30). 'Bomb Trains' Coming Soon Through Your Town. popularresistance.org An energy company tied to a hedge fund that loaned millions to the Trump Organization and the Kushner Companies will benefit after Team Trump approved railroads running "bomb trains" through our nation. | They are loaded with liquefied natural gas with more explosive power than the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. | Liquefied natural gas is even more volatile than Bakken crude oil carried on trains like the one that derailed and caught fire on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, killing 47 people.

_____ (2020-09-30). Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People. popularresistance.org The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.'s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black people were the subjects of 87% of stops, 91% of arrests, and 100% of use-of-force incidents, despite making up 46% of the population. White people accounted for just 5% of stops. | The report gives a more complete picture of the operations of these special units, which have been accused of using aggressive tactics with little oversight or transparency. The units are responsible for complex narcotics investigations, as we…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2020-09-30). History: Britain's Complicity in 1953 Iranian Coup Revealed: The Smoking Gun, MI6's "Man of Mystery" globalresearch.ca After 60 years of foot-dragging and dissembling, the U.S. government

news.un (2020-09-30). Listen to older people's 'suggestions and ideas' for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief. news.un.org Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is reckoning with the disproportionate and severe impact that the virus has wrought on the "health…rights and well being" of older persons, the UN chief has said, marking the international day highlighting their issues.

Ian Cobain (2020-09-30). UK Government Probing Cyber-attack over Syria Propaganda Leaks. globalresearch.ca Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK's foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country's controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. | In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files …

Joel S. Hirschhhorn (2020-09-30). Hydroxychloroquine is a Cheap and Effective Remedy for COVID-19: Anthony Fauci's "Big Lie" globalresearch.ca With a grand jury approach, the revealing of evidence herein shows that Dr. Anthony Fauci has deliberately ignored massive amounts of data showing that hydroxychloroquine is a safe, cheap and effective remedy for COVID-19. By ignoring his ethical responsibility as …

Scott Ritter (2020-09-30). Trump-Biden debate put US democracy on display — we're now little more than the world's laughing stock armed with nukes. thealtworld.com America and the rest of the world tuned in to watch the first of three televised presidential …

Betsy Hartmann (2020-09-30). The Threat of Fascism Won't End with Trump. zcomm.org It will take sustained progressive political pressure now and into the future to dismantle the powerful fascist forces that threaten our democracy…

Hamilton Nolan (2020-09-30). What's at Stake for the Labor Movement on Election Day? Everything. zcomm.org Unions hope a Biden presidency will reverse decades of anti-worker policies.

Thom Hartmann (2020-09-30). A COVID Primer for Your Trump-Loving Friends. zcomm.org If America doesn't shut down the virus fairly quickly, it may become so widespread that a testing and contact-tracing strategy is impossible, leaving the next president with an unrecoverable disaster to deal with…

Jon Allsop (2020-09-30). Last night was the logical endpoint of debates in America. zcomm.org "Horrific." "A total mess." "An embarrassment." "A national humiliation." "An epic moment of national shame." "Off the rails." "A pure trainwreck."

Anthony Pahnke (2020-09-30). Amid COVID and Wildfires, Farmworkers Have Been Pushed to the Brink. zcomm.org Farmworker organizations are leading the way in showing us the need for reform; the question is if the rest of us will stand with some of the most essential people who sacrifice so much to feed us daily…

Robert Norse (2020-09-30). Growing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats. indybay.org Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center–created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] .

Paul Simon (2020-09-30). Trump's strategy of tension. indybay.org "No one will be safe in Biden's America!" This was Donald Trump's message. The theme, for three days: Danger. Danger through crime, through China, through the supposedly radical agenda of the Democrats – and through "riots, looting, arson and violence" in the country's cities.

Justice for Breonna (2020-09-30). Why Did Protesters Shut Down Intersection in Menlo Park? indybay.org About 200 people demonstrated on September 25 in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice in the police murder of Breonna Taylor. They shut down a major intersection twice during the evening protest.

Communities United Restorative Youth Justice (2020-09-30). Tuesday 9/29: No on Prop 20: Virtual Rally to Stop The Police & Prison Spending Scam w/ CURYJ Oakland. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Generation180 & Sierra Club Climate Parents (2020-09-30). Tuesday 9/29: Students Lead the Charge for Clean Energy Solar Power Teach-in. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-09-30). Saturday 10/3: Oct 3 it begins: Trump/Pence Out Now. indybay.org San Francisco Civic Center Plaza…

David Giesen (2020-09-30). Saturday 10/3: Escape Velocity is not desirable, or Why so many of us are Trump suckers. indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/91769996601?pwd=R3o1SWpkL043M0…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-09-30). Sierra Club Endorses Brown, Hill, Kuhl and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Alicia Kuhl, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-30). Cerco financiero de tierras agrícolas en América del Sur. indybay.org Cercas digitales: cercamiento financiero de las tierras agrícolas en América del Sur…

Zach Conti (2020-09-30). UN, Presidents and Prime Ministers Discuss Coronavirus Financial Crisis Solutions. indybay.org Presidents, prime ministers and world leaders focused on solutions for the global economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus at a virtual United Nations meeting.

Generation180 & Sierra Club Climate Parents (2020-09-30). Thursday 10/1: Students Lead the Charge for Clean Energy Solar Power Teach-in. indybay.org Online via Zoom. FOR MORE INFO link / Web link to event: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aTi6…

Unitarian Universalists of SF (2020-09-30). Wednesday 9/30: UUSF Morning Vigil. indybay.org UUSF 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco…

SDESPL (2020-09-30). Sunday 10/4: Your Vote Matters! Voter Information Webinar by San Francisco Department of Elections. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Bay Area Poor People's Campaign (2020-09-30). Monday 10/5: San Francisco Protest Against McConnell-led Senate w/ Bay Area Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org San Francisco: Car caravan & socially distanced protest, please RSVP for meet-up location…

BIPOC Liberation Collective (2020-09-30). Friday 10/2: BIPOC Liberation Bike Ride. indybay.org The Bike Church | 703 Pacific Ave (Enter on Spruce), Santa Cruz…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). 17 Iranians arrive home from India after 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — 17 Iranian citizens arrived in the country after 7 months of being stuck in India due to travel restriction raised by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Sidelines of Cabinet meeting on Wed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Some of the Iranian ministers and President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi answered reporters' questions on the sideline of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). VIDEO: Marine F-35B, KC-130J collide, crash in S California. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — A Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in California after clipping the wing of a Marine KC-130 refueling tanker during a mid-air refueling on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). EU, US considering closing embassies in Iraq: Al-Kadhimi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iraqi prime minister announced on Wed. that authorities of the European Union and the United States are considering shutting down their embassies in Baghdad.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). 43.9% of Americans supporters of union dissolution. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — According to a report by Kalikow School Poll at Hofstra University, released on September 29, Americans (43.9 percent) are supporters of secession than constitutional convention.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Defense Industry, symbol of Iran' authority and independence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army described the defense industry's achievements exhibition as the best example of Iran's defense authority and independence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). VIDEO: An Iraqi old woman paying tribute to Gen. Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iraqi old woman is paying her tribute to Iran's top commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and resistance commanders on her way to Karbala for Arbaeen pilgrimage.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). MNA seeking to resolve problems with new approach: CEO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency's CEO Mohammad Shojaeian said that the agency seeks to solve problems of the country, especially those in cultural and social fields, using a new approach.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Tehran-Moscow ties at best level. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to Russia said the relations between Tehran and Moscow are currently at the best level and that the mutual ties are of particular importance to both sides.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Resistance martyrs' bloods to void compromise with Zionists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the blood of Resistance martyrs voids humiliating compromise with the child-killer regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). History not to forgive killers, traitors: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Palestinian child Muhammad al-Durrah, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its Twitter account wrote that the history won't forgive killers and traitors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Shahab Hosseini, Mina Vahid win awards at San Francisco IFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian actor 'Shahab Hosseini' and actress ' Mina Vahid' have won awards at 13th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iranian film critic named jury member at SCHLINGEL FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film critic Hamed Soleimanzadeh has been chosen as a jury member at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival in Germany.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Foreign envoys visit Sacred Defense Achievements expo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — As of its inauguration, several foreign ambassadors and cultural attaches have paid a visit to Iran's National Exhibition of the Holy Defense and Resistance Achievements.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iran registers 3,582 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 3,582 COVID-19 infections and 183 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). UN nuclear watchdog inspects 2nd Iranian site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that its officials have inspected the second of two atomic sites agreed with Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iran adopts measures based on its territorial integrity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Iran's measures regarding the Persian Gulf Islands are within the framework of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-30). Solar Orbiter's first science data shows the Sun at its quietest. imperial.ac.uk Three of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft's instruments, including Imperial's magnetometer, have released their first data.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-30). 'Skills mismatch' needs urgent action to enable tech firms and scaleups to grow. imperial.ac.uk £120bn of economic output could be lost by the end of 2029 if the skills 'mismatch' in the tech and scaleup sector remains unsolved.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). 1st Presidential Debate in US: How Trump Managed to Look 'Stronger' Than Biden in 'Slanging Match'. sputniknews.com Despite polls conducted by US mainstream media, including CNN and CBS, saying that Joe Biden came out as the winner of the first presidential debate, political analysts are not rushing to give the victory to the Democratic Party nominee.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). No-Deal Brexit Would Put Britain at Greater Risk of Terrorist Attacks, Ex-MI6 Head Says. sputniknews.com The development comes as officials from Britain and the European Union begin the final scheduled round of negotiations on a post-Brexit agreement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously issued an ultimatum to Brussels saying London will walk away from the negotiating table if the sides don't strike a deal before 15 October.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). French Energy Giant Total Predicts End to Oil Era. sputniknews.com According to oil and gas titan Total, its business focus, as well as that of its European peers, will shift towards low-carbon energy sources in the next few years, as the oil market becomes increasingly obsolete.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). Fowl-Mouthed: British Park Removes Parrots That Taught Each Other to Swear – Photos. sputniknews.com Five African grey parrots have been relocated at a wildlife park in Friskney, England, after park officials learned the birds had been swearing and laughing at customers.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). Five Permanent Members of UN Security Council Ambivalent on Reforms, Says Ex-Indian Envoy. sputniknews.com India has been campaigning for a position on the UN Security Council's (UNSC) decision-making structure, while highlighting its democratic polity, demographic dividends, and contributions to the global body's operations.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). 'Not According to Harris': Biden Sets Off Meme Storm After Saying 'I'm the Democratic Party'. sputniknews.com The 29th of September saw the first presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, during which the two exchanged barbs over a spate of issues, including the coronavirus, healthcare, and election integrity.

sputniknews (2020-09-30). Despite Fresh Border Claims, India, China Agree to Ensure Stability, Avoid Misunderstandings. sputniknews.com On the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet on 10 September, the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers met in Moscow. Both agreed to a five-point formula to cool tempers in the Ladakh region. But their armies have been positioned face-to-face along the border after engaging in one of their worst face-offs in decades in mid-June.

Staff (2020-09-30). Grand Jury Not Given the Option to Indict the Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor. truthout.org Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he would comply with a judge's order to release the grand jury recording in the Breonna Taylor case after a grand juror alleged that Cameron had misrepresented the deliberations. | The juror "The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body. It's apparent that the pu…

Staff (2020-09-30). Trump Denounced for Calling on Supporters to Engage in Voter Intimidation. truthout.org Among the

Staff (2020-09-30). Reclaiming Life and Housing in an Era of Collapse. truthout.org Under fascism, mass displacement often means mass death. With a catastrophic eviction crisis looming, Kelly Hayes talks with longtime activist Cheri Honkala about housing reclamation and the solidarity we will need to navigate an era of collapse. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to Movement Memos, a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. Today's guest is my friend…

Staff (2020-09-30). Trump's "White Supremacist Project" Was on Full Display at First Debate. truthout.org Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown peop…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Consultations on with India over border dispute: China. yenisafak.com China and India are holding a meeting to solve their border issues, Beijing said on Wednesday."China and India are meeting on the consultation and coordination mechanism on the border issue," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin told a news conference in Beijing."The meeting is focused on implementing the five-point consensus that foreign ministers of the two sides reached in Moscow to deescalate border tensions," he said, according to Chinese daily Global Times.The statement comes a day after Beijing magnified its opposition to India's Aug. 5, 2019 move scrapping the special provisions of the state of Jammu an…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Germany's Merkel pledges $100 mln for COVID-19 vacine for poor countries. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday pledged $100 million to help developing countries access a COVID-19 vaccine as World Bank President David Malpass said "broad, rapid and affordable" access to vaccines "will be at the core of a resilient global economic recovery that lifts everyone."Merkel also called on "those who are still dithering" to commit to the global vaccine effort.

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Indian ruling party hails Babri Mosque verdict. yenisafak.com Government ministers and leaders of India's ruling party on Wednesday welcomed a controversial court acquittal of 32 people accused of criminal conspiracy and inciting a mob to raze a 400-year-old mosque.Lal Krishna Advani, a former ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deputy prime minister and one of the accused, issued a video message saying: "The judgement vindicates my personal and BJP's belief and commitment towards the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement," referring to the group that tore down the Babri Mosque in 1992, claiming the site was the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama."It is a moment of happiness for all of u…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). New Zealand's Ardern admits to cannabis use 'a long time ago'. yenisafak.com New Zealand's ruling party leader Jacinda Ardern said she tried cannabis "a long time ago" when asked during a heated live debate on Wednesday ahead of the Oct 17 general election.Ardern, 40, is widely seen winning a second term in office on the back of her success in containing COVID-19 but her rival, conservative National Party leader Judith Collins, has been clawing back support.New Zealanders are also voting on two other issues – on legalising recreational cannabis and euthanasia – topics that have split opinions in the country.In the second election debate on Wednesday, when asked by the moderator if she has…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Serena Williams leaves French Open over Achilles injury. yenisafak.com The 39-year-old experienced player was supposed to take on Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in her second round match before she ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title."I really wanted to give an effort here. Struggling to walk, so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," the three-time Roland-Garros champion of US said."I think I need four-to-six weeks of sitting and doing nothing, at least two weeks of just sitting down."

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Slovak government approves state of emergency powers amid COVID spike. yenisafak.com The state of emergency, which should last 45 days, gives the government more powers to implement stricter measures but does not automatically mean a return to a strict lockdown such as that imposed at the outset of the pandemic.

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Turkey arrests 14 PKK terror suspects. yenisafak.com A total of 14 suspects were arrested in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province on Wednesday over their alleged links to the PKK terror group.Security forces arrested the suspects in various raids across Diyarbakir after judicial authorities issued arrest warrants for 17 suspects, including Hatice Kocaman, a former deputy from Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). She is among the arrested.The warrants were issued as part of an investigation launched by local prosecutors, with suspects having been found to be operating for the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), the so-called legislative body of the PKK terror group.

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Outrage over Indian rape victims' cremation by police. yenisafak.com The covert cremation by police of the body of a 19-year-old gang-rape victim early Wednesday triggered protests and condemnations by citizens and activists in India.The Dalit (lower caste) woman was tortured and gang-raped by four men from an upper caste at her village in Hathras in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sept. 14. She battled for her life for two weeks before succumbing to her injuries on Tuesday.In a video going viral on social media, the victim's mother is seen pleading with police to allow her to see her daughter one last time, and bring her body home, as the police cremated the body amid tigh…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Turkey: 4 tons of marijuana, 236K cannabis roots seized. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces have seized a huge quantity of illegal drugs in an anti-narcotics operation in southeastern Diyarbakir province.According to a statement by the provincial gendarmerie command on Wednesday, security personnel raided multiple locations and confiscated over four tons of marijuana, and 236,000 cannabis roots. | A crackdown on drugs has helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism — terrorism financed by profits from illegal drug trafficking, which is one of the main sources of funding for terrorist organizations such as the PKK. Over 42.5 tons of marijuana and 97 million cannabis roots have been se…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. yenisafak.com Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Vaccine hopesResults from an early safety study of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots.The findings are reassuring because immunity tends to weaken with age, Dr. Evan Anderson, one of the study's lead researchers, said in a phone interview.Meanwhile, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, the world's largest maker of vaccines, said she was optimistic the industr…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). French fighter jet had permission to break sound barrier: ministry. yenisafak.com A French fighter jet that broke the sound barrier on Wednesday over Paris was scrambled as an emergency measure and had received permission to break the sound barrier, the French defence ministry said.The ministry also said the jet had been deployed to assist a commercial airliner which had lost contact with air traffic control.

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Babri Mosque case: Pakistan slams 'shameful' acquittals. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the acquittal of all the accused in the historical Babri Mosque case by an Indian court, terming it a "shameful" verdict. "Pakistan strongly condemns today's shameful acquittal of the criminals responsible for demolishing the centuries-old Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992," said the country's Foreign Ministry in a statement.A special court in India on Wednesday acquitted all the 32 surviving accused in the Babri Mosque demolition case.The verdict in the criminal case related to the Babri Mosque demolition came almost 28 years after it was pulled down by a frenzied mob in th…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Obama items hit the auction circuit with dress, basketball jersey. yenisafak.com A cocktail dress worn by Michelle Obama during her time at the White House and a basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama at high school are among rare items from the former U.S. president and his wife to join the celebrity auction circuit.The dress, a black vintage Norman Norell 1950s gown worn by Michelle Obama during a 2010 holiday fundraiser in Washington, is expected to fetch $50,000 to $70,000 when it goes up for sale in December at Julien's Auctions, the company in Beverly Hills, California, said on Wednesday.It is the first dress worn by Michelle Obama, who became a style icon during her eight years at the…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Another family joins anti-YPG/PKK protest in Turkey. yenisafak.com One more family seeking their child's return joined the ongoing protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in Turkey on Wednesday.Rahime Tasci and her family traveled from the northeastern Kars province to Diyarbakir in the southeast in the hopes of somehow reuniting with her son Faruk.She said Faruk was kidnapped and taken to the mountains by the YPG/PKK and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) seven years ago, when he was just 15 years old.Tasci joined the protest outside the offices of the HDP — a party accused by the government of having links to the YPG/PKK terror group — on its 394th day.Started by…

yenisafak (2020-09-30). Pakistani Hindus 'sad' at Babri Mosque ruling in India. yenisafak.com The acquittal of all 32-surviving accused in the Babri Mosque demolition conspiracy case in India on Wednesday has refreshed memories of Hindus in Pakistan.On Dec. 6, 1992, soon after the news of the demolition of the historic mosque spread, charged Muslim mobs, calling for revenge had attacked dozens of Hindu temples across Pakistan.Some 30 temples across Muslim-majority Pakistan were attacked, 25 of them across the southern province of Sindh, where 85% of the Hindus in Pakistan live.Since then all these temples have been either rebuilt or repaired in Pakistan in contrast to India, where also then Prime Minister…

Max Parry (2020-09-30). The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny, AKA "Russia's Trump" dissidentvoice.org On August 20th, Russian opposition figure and self-styled "anti-corruption" activist Alexei Navalny fell seriously ill while in mid-flight from Tomsk, Siberia to the Russian capital. The Moscow-bound plane was abruptly re-routed to make an emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk where the anti-Kremlin politician was subsequently hospitalized for suspected poisoning and placed in …

Steve Topple (2020-09-30). Johnson is royally put in his place at PMQs. thecanary.co Another week, and another Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) has left some of us feeling, well — underwhelmed. But much like the previous week's edition, the spark came from somewhere other than the Tory and Labour benches. | This week, it was down to speaker Lindsay Hoyle to put Boris Johnson in his place. | PMQs: Hoyle starts as he means to go on: | It didn't start well for Johnson. Lancs Live

_____ (2020-09-30). Don't worry — progressives can win the culture wars — here's how. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: For all those people on the centre-left and centre-right in the current political spectrum — life in Britain can appear to be unfolding as some sort of apocalyptic nightmare that is on a trajectory to disaster and darkness. The Boris Johnson government have proved in the Covid-19 crisis without any ambiguity that they …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-30). New Global Report Warns Nearly 40% of Plants at Risk of Extinction. commondreams.org "At a time of rapid biodiversity loss, we are failing to access the treasure chest of incredible diversity on offer and missing a huge opportunity for our generation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-30). 'Fascism at Our Door': Asked to Condemn White Supremacist Groups, Trump Tells Them to 'Stand By' Instead. commondreams.org "Trump fans the flames of racism, embraces white supremacy, and employs state violence against Americans exercising their rights," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "That's Donald Trump's America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

pip.hinman (2020-09-30). Vale Peter Simpson 1963-2020. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-30). 'Reckless in the extreme' — IPC approves Santos gas in the Narrabri. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-30). Telstra targets 'upgraded' NBN. greenleft.org.au

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-30). VIDEO — Mike Pompeo a Roma. La Guerra Fredda USA-Cina. globalresearch.ca Tra Stati Uniti e Cina è in corso una guerra fredda che si gioca sul piano politico, commerciale e del controllo delle risorse energetiche. | Mike Pompeo, il segretario di Stato degli Stati Uniti, è a Roma per incontrare il presidente …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-30). Explosive Gas Pipeline in the Mediterranean. globalresearch.ca In the Eastern Mediterranean, where large natural gas offshore fields have been discovered, a bitter dispute is underway for the definition of exclusive economic zones, up to 200 miles from the coast, where each of the coastal countries has the …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-30). Where Did Covid-19 Come From? thealtworld.com Evidence indicates that it came from NIH funding of EcoHealth Alliance, an entity doing "gain-of-function" research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Many experts believe that the virus was created by that research and escaped from the Wuhan lab. | Gain-of-function research involves enhancing the pathogenicity and transmissibility of pathogens. Many scientists are opposed to this research as it amounts in effect to bioweapons research. The rationale for the research is that it enhances with pre-knowledge the ability to respond to some emerging pandemic. In the case of the research at Wuhan, i…

Global Research News (2020-09-30). Selected Articles: Explosive Gas Pipeline in the Mediterranean. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Steve Topple (2020-09-30). Universal Credit is back in the spotlight as the Tories dodge a massive issue. thecanary.co The Conservative government's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has consistently been in chaos. Now, an open letter is urging it to act over changes to Universal Credit. Because in April next year, hundreds of thousands of people Emergency measures: |

The Nation (2020-09-30). Watch the First Presidential Debate With 'The Nation'. thenation.com Watch the First Presidential Debate With 'The Nation'

Ann-Derrick Gaillot (2020-09-30). How Kendrick Lamar Became the Voice of a Generation. thenation.com How Kendrick Lamar Became the Voice of a Generation…

Natalie Ravis (2020-09-30). Too Many Young Voters Are Drowning in Student Debt. thenation.com Too Many Young Voters Are Drowning in Student Debt…

James E. Garcia (2020-09-30). 'My People Are Being Hunted'. thenation.com 'My People Are Being Hunted'

John Feffer (2020-09-30). White Mob Violence Is Back Thanks to Trump. thenation.com White Mob Violence Is Back Thanks to Trump…

D.D. Guttenplan (2020-09-30). Will Someone Please Wake Me Up? thenation.com Will Someone Please Wake Me Up?

Jessica Suriano (2020-09-30). How Libertarianism Made Arizona a Covid-19 Hot Spot. thenation.com How Libertarianism Made Arizona a Covid-19 Hot Spot…

Lev Golinkin (2020-09-30). Stephen F. Cohen Kept the Faith. thenation.com Stephen F. Cohen Kept the Faith…

MEE correspondent (2020-09-29). Turkey recruiting Syrians to guard troops and facilities in Azerbaijan. middleeasteye.net Turkey recruiting Syrians to guard troops and facilities in Azerbaijan | Rebels and civilians employed as security suspect they will soon be sent to fight Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 12: 01 | A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin, 9 October 2018 (AFP) | Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians are being sent by Turkey to Azerbaijan…

Sondos Asem (2020-09-29). Explained: Armenia and Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. middleeasteye.net Explained: Armenia and Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | How did it start, what are the key dates and who is supporting who in the fighting? | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 12: 34 | Azeri artillery fire towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh (AFP) | Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in a deadly armed confrontation since Sunday over the disputed region…

WSWS (2020-09-29). Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East. wsws.org News that Washington may withdraw its diplomats and troops from Iraq point to the rising danger of global war before the November US presidential elections.

The Alternative World (2020-09-29). Azerbaijani-Armenian War: Turkish F-16s Enter The Game. Armenia Threatens To Use Iskander Missiles. thealtworld.com The Armenian-Azerbaijani war continues raging in the South Caucasus. | As of September 29, the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region struck the Armenian defense and Azerbaijani forces were not able to achieve any military breakthroughs. Armenian troops withdrew from several positions in the Talish area and east of Fuzuli. | The Azerbaijani military has been successfully employing combat drones and artillery to destroy positions and military equipment of Armenia, but Azerbaijani mechanized infantry was unable to develop its momentum any further. | While both sides claim that they eliminated multiple e…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-29). Turkish Claims that the PKK Is Operating in Nagorno-Karabakh Set Dangerous Precedent. globalresearch.ca Conflict sparked up again yesterday in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, when Azerbaijan launched an offensive against Armenian forces. Although the Republic of Artsakh is not recognized by any state, including Armenia, and it is still internationally recognized …

yenisafak (2020-09-29). Fighting rages on between Armenia, Azerbaijan. yenisafak.com Heavy fighting was reported on the Armenian-Azerbaijani front-line throughout the night, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on early Tuesday.In a statement, the ministry said that the Armenian forces attempted to take back the positions they lost in the Fuzuli-Jabrayil and Agdere-Terter border regions. | However, retaliatory firing from the Azerbaijani troops foiled their attempt, according to the statement.Azerbaijani jets and troops destroyed a convoy of Armenian armored vehicles setting off from the Madagiz village, the statement added.Also, Azerbaijani soldiers destroyed an Armenian tank and vehicl…

yenisafak (2020-09-29). The deep roots of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. yenisafak.com The escalation of border clashes along the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier is the latest rekindling of a longstanding conflict between the two former Soviet countries.Some 20% of Azerbaijan's territory, including the Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region, has remained under illegal occupation by Armenia for roughly three decades.Four UN Security Council and two UN General Assembly resolutions as well as decisions by many international organizations refer to this fact and demand the withdrawal of Armenia's occupying forces from Upper Karabakh and seven adjacent occupied regions of Azerbaijan.The occupied Upper Ka…

yenisafak (2020-09-29). At least ten Azerbaijanis killed, 30 wounded in Armenia attacks. yenisafak.com At least 10 Azerbaijani people have been killed and 30 others wounded in the attacks of Armenia over the past two days, officials said.The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the Armenian forces attacked civilian settlements with heavy weapons between Sept. 27-29.Among the fatalities were children, the statement noted.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties. Azerbaijan's parliament declared a state of war in some of its cities and regions following Armenia's border vio…

yenisafak (2020-09-29). Germany calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to end fighting. yenisafak.com Germany on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, amid the heaviest clashes in years in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, spoke on the phone with presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the recently escalated conflict, and called for a peaceful solution, the government spokesman said on Twitter."The Chancellor has underlined the urgent need for an immediate cease-fire and return to the negotiation table," Steffen Seibert said, adding that Germany supports diplomatic efforts of OSCE…

yenisafak (2020-09-29). Kremlin urges halt to Karabakh fighting. yenisafak.com Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that Russia wanted the fighting between ethnic Armenian and Azeri forces over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh to stop, and warned that talk of providing military support to either side only added fuel to the fire.Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Peskov added that Moscow was in constant contact with the authorities in Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan about the conflict.(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)…

RT (2020-09-29). UN Security Council calls for 'immediate end' to Azerbaijan-Armenia clash in Nagorno-Karabakh. rt.com Following an emergency meeting, the UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and a return to "meaningful negotiations." | "The Security Council members voiced support for the call by the secretary-general on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay," UNSC Chairman Abdou Abarry, representing Niger, said in a statement on Tuesday. | Abarry added that the council condemned the use of force and expressed concern about the clashes in the area. | Also on rt.com | | <...

RT (2020-09-29). UN Security Council calls for 'immediate end' to Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. rt.com Following an emergency meeting, on Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region contested by Armenia and Azerbaijan, and a return to "meaningful negotiations." | "The Security Council members voiced support for the call by the secretary-general on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay," UNSC Chairman Abdou Abarry, representing Niger, said in a statement on Tuesday. | Abarry added that the council condemned the use of force and expressed concern about the clashes in the ar…

South Front (2020-09-29). Video: Armenian-Azerbaijani War Rages in South Caucasus. globalresearch.ca On September 27, a new regional war in South Caucasus arose from the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. | Pro-Armenian forces captured the region in the early 90s triggering an armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Further development of …

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-29). The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. globalresearch.ca This weekend's resumption of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh has led to an explosion of news narratives about the conflict. This objective of this article is to clarify a number of important issues. | Nagorno-Karabakh is back in the news after this weekend's …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-29). On Vote Shaming: 21 Ways Supporting The US Establishment Is Worse Than Voting Third Party. thealtworld.com The vote-shaming engines have predictably kicked into high gear in America as the presidential election approaches, with Which is of course ridiculous. I have no strong opinions about how Americans should vote in November, but it's obvious that in terms of toxicity third-party voters are not on the list of people who are worthy of criticism.

Aaron Maté (2020-09-29). The Grayzone's Aaron Maté testifies at UN on OPCW Syria cover-up. thegrayzone.com In remarks to the UN Security Council, The Grayzone's Aaron Maté details the OPCW's Douma cover-up scandal and urges UN members to support the chemical watchdog's inspectors whose evidence was suppressed. At an Arria-Formula Meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone delivers remarks on the OPCW's ongoing Syria scandal. Veteran OPCW inspectors who investigated an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018 say that their probe was censored and manipulated. Under direct US …

Andrea Germanos (2020-09-29). 'No Confirmation Before Inauguration'. zcomm.org "The people demand that OUR NEEDS ARE MET before the Senate entertains the idea of confirming a new justice days before the most important presidential election of our lifetime."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-29). Attenborough's Online Climate Warning Shatters Guinness Record for Instagram Following. commondreams.org "As we all know, the world is in trouble," the 94-year-old conservationist says. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2020-09-30: Social Media Postees

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Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-30
Americans are taking to social media to express disdain over the first presidential debate, with one poll finding that 69% of viewers felt annoyed by it and only 17 percent felt informed. | MPN- Tuesday night's much anticipated presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden drew the attention of tens of millions around the world. But few appeared satisfied or enlightened after watching it. Although it touched on many serious topics, including the Supreme Court, climate change, policing, and the coronavirus pandemic, little of any substance was actually said by either man, t…
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Julian Assange: Press shows little interest in media 'trial of century'
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-09-30
Yet the case has been met with indifference from the corporate press. Even as their house is burning down, media are insisting it is just the Northern Lights.
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Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-30
Americans are taking to social media to express disdain over the first presidential debate, with one poll finding that 69% of viewers felt annoyed by it and only 17 percent felt informed.
mintpressnews.com/presidential-debate-po…

Assange's Sixteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-30
September 29. Central Criminal Court, London. Julian Assange's defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty's Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one …
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Witnesses in Assange trial say complete isolation very likely in US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-30
As the final week of the extradition trial of Julian Assange continues, expert witnesses presented by the witness have focused on the treatment Assange is likely to get once extradited. Maureen Baird, who worked in the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for two decades, and Lindsay Lewis, a lawyer who represented Abu Hamza, told the court on September 29, that Assange is very likely to be put under effective solitary confinement, once he is extradited. | Baird's and Lewis' testimonies challenge the claims made by the prosecution witness, US attorney Gordon Kromberg. In a submission made to the court yesterday, Kromberg a…
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Assange on Trial: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
September 29. Central Criminal Court, London. Julian Assange's defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty's Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one…
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution's continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently …
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Assange's Sixteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Julian Assange's defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty's Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront …
globalresearch.ca/assange-sixteenth-day-…

Twelve Years in a Town that Supported Trump
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
When the gaping holes in the fabric of US society hit a person like the asteroid that snuffed out life during the age of the dinosaurs, attention must be paid, or so says Arthur Miller in The Death of a Salesman. Jon Shields and Stephanie Muravchik brought it all home for me in Trump's Democrats…
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Looking at the West Coast Wildfires Through an Indigenous Lens
Mercedes Williams | progressive.org | 2020-09-30
Native photographer Paul Wilson captures the Oregon fires from the perspective of the Klamath Tribes.
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'Notorious RBG' had a mixed climate justice record
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-30
Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted on behalf of environmental protections in many Supreme Court cases. But her track record was mixed on climate justice issues, particularly on Indigenous rights and corporate land expropriation.
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Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-30
Wow. | I mean, wow. | So in case you missed it, the first US presidential debate was everything the US empire deserves and a fair reflection of everything the US empire is. | If Vladimir Putin were every bit the election-meddling demon the Democrats say he is, and if he had unlimited time and unlimited resources to create the perfect ninety-minute propaganda video to discredit the US-led unipolar world order, he could not have designed one more effective than the performance that was just delivered by President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden with the help of moderator Chris Wallace. | Trump after b…
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Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-30
Well. | Wow. | I mean, wow. | So in case you missed it, the first US presidential debate was everything the US empire deserves and a fair reflection of everything the US empire is. | If Vladimir Putin were every bit the election-meddling demon the Democrats say he is, and if he had unlimited time and unlimited resources to create the perfect ninety-minute propaganda video to discredit the US-led unipolar world order, he could not have designed one more effective than the performance that was just delivered by President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden with the help of moderator Chris Wallace. | Trump…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/russia-…

Renewed Azerbaijani Attacks Seek to Destabilize Caucasus Region and Deprive Armenians of
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Repelling foreign invaders has been the single most recurring event throughout all of Armenian history. This year is no different.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/28/1883714…

Thursday 10/1: "A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair" Film Premiere & Panel Discussion
Amazon Watch & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Online event…
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"Vigilantism at the Polls": Trump Attacks Election Integrity, Ballots & Backs Illegal Poll Watching
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-30
"It's a rigged election," claimed President Trump when he and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden were asked about election integrity during last night's debate as the two men sparred over mail-in voting. Trump ended the debate by calling for poll watchers. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who says Trump is promoting unlawful intimidation and voter suppression, and has vowed to go to court to block any attempt to discourage or block people from freely casting their ballots.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/30/trump_bid…

COVID U.S. Death Toll Tops 205,000 & 7M Infections as Trump Mocks Biden's Mask, Attacks the ACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-30
During the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly criticized President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 205,000 people in the United States — the highest death toll in the world. Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask, while claiming that a vaccine would be available within weeks. "It was very bizarre," says Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. "The idea of not erring on the side of caution is representative of the entire Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/30/trump_bid…

Former Neo-Nazi Says Trump's Call for Proud Boys to "Stand By" Will Encourage More Violence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-30
President Trump refused to condemn white supremacists during the first of three scheduled presidential debates with Joe Biden. When pressed by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to disavow far-right extremism, Trump name-checked the Proud Boys and told them to "stand back and stand by," words widely denounced as a tacit endorsement of the violent, white supremacist organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. The Proud Boys almost immediately responded by changing its logo online to include the Trump quote. Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi who now leads the Free Radicals Pro…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/30/trump_bid…

"He Wants Violence in the Streets": Trump's "White Supremacist Project" on Full Display at Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-30
Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown people in particular in our country who are often the victims of racial violence," says Kristen Clarke, president an…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/30/trump_bid…

Kate Aronoff: The Climate Crisis Can't Take 4 More Years of Trump. We Must Push Biden from the Left
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-30
After massive outcry from activists and young voters, debate moderator Chris Wallace questioned President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden about the climate crisis at the first presidential debate. He did not include it in his initial list of debate topics. Kate Aronoff, author and staff writer at The New Republic, says she didn't expect climate change to come up, but was unsurprised by the responses. "We've known for years that Donald Trump denies the science of climate change," she says. "And we know that Joe Biden doesn't support a Green New Deal."
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/30/trump_bid…

Rumors about Iran's aid to Armenia completely baseless: Vaezi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Rejecting rumors that Iran is sending aid to Armenia, President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that these rumors are completely baseless and are aimed at disrupting the good relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.
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Foreign interference to complicate Azerbaijan-Armenia dispute
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to relieve recent tensions in the region due to Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict, Rouhani noted that any foreign interference in this matter will complicate the conflict and tensions.
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Iranian MPs to escort humanitarian aid ships to Yemen
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iranian delegation consisting of Parliament members will escort the ships carrying humanitarian aid to opressed people of Yemen.
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Armenia Sheds Light on Chances of Su-30 and Iskander Deployment Against Azerbaijan
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
The Armenian Defence Ministry previously warned that it could be forced to use weapons systems of greater range and destructive power after Azerbaijan resorted to a wide range of rocket systems and flame weapons in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.
sputniknews.com/world/202009301080618843…

Assange Performed Enormous Service to World by Revealing US Government Secrets, Witness Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
LONDON (Sputnik) – US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on Wednesday told the UK court deciding on the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States that the whistleblower has performed an enormous service to the people by revealing information the US government wanted to keep secret.
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A damning fact about the BBC's Assange coverage just emerged
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-30
If you regularly rely on BBC News, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the extradition hearing of publisher Julian Assange wasn't happening. Because the public service broadcaster has been doing a distinctly unpublic service by barely covering it. | But a revelation by another journalist has exposed a damning fact about the BBC's lack of stories on Assange. And moreover, it's home affairs correspondent has also admitted why he thinks his employer is ignoring the case. | Assange: the trial of the century?:…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/30/a-damni…

France sides with Armenia in conflict with Azerbaijan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
France's president on Wednesday voiced solidarity with Armenia amid its conflict with Azerbaijan over Armenian-occupied Upper Karabakh.Claiming that it was Azerbaijan last weekend that started the conflict, Emmanuel Macron called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to end the conflict unconditionally, adding that he had discussed this issue with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev."I wanted these attacks to end. I explicitly condemned these disproportionate attacks," he said in a news conference during a visit to Latvia."Something has been happening since July," he added, evidentl…
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'Azerbaijan able to liberate occupied lands by itself'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
Azerbaijan has the ability to liberate its occupied lands by itself, Turkey's top diplomat said Wednesday, amid Azerbaijan fighting off an offensive by Armenian forces in occupied Upper Karabakh."Azerbaijan is fighting to protect its own lands. Where in the world are the occupied and occupier treated the same?" Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said at Anadolu Agency's Editors' Desk.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to multiple casualties.With these attacks, Armenia ignored the i…
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Video: Azerbaijani-Armenian War: Turkish F-16S Enter the Game. Armenia Threatens to Use Iskander Missiles
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
The Armenian-Azerbaijani war continues raging in the South Caucasus. | As of September 29, the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region struck the Armenian defense and Azerbaijani forces were not able to achieve any military breakthroughs. Armenian troops withdrew from several …
globalresearch.ca/video-azerbaijani-arme…

Julian Assange versus Washington's boot — the hearing so far
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-09-30
To write about the greatest press freedom case in recent history, it has been necessary to rely almost exclusively on the work of independent journalists reporting from the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court. Detailed coverage of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing in the Guardian, the New York Times, et cetera, is almost nowhere to be seen. This is indeed troubling: the press itself…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/30/julian-a…

Thursday 10/1: #NOKXL Pipeline: Speak Out at Gov. Public Comment Hearings on KXL Water Crossing (Day 2)
Indigenous Environmental Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Via phone call statement, or you can use email or U.S. mail…
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Tuesday 9/29: #NOKXL Pipeline: Speak Out at Gov. Public Comment Hearings on KXL Water Crossing (Day 1)
Indigenous Environmental Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Via phone call statement, or you can use email or U.S. mail…
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Indigenous water defender pleads not guilty
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-30
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5G Technology Cooperation Between Germany and China Is a Major Blow Against American Interests
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
In Germany, a major blow is being delivered against the United States in the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Despite pressures, Berlin is opting for cooperation with China on 5G technology, refusing to impose any sanctions against Huawei, ignoring …
globalresearch.ca/5g-technology-cooperat…

Thousands raise up Black Lives outside presidential debate
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-09-30
Cleveland protest targets first presidential debate, Sept. 29. Cleveland While presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump were debating in what many have labeled a "shitshow," thousands of Greater Clevelanders came out for a "Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice." A broad coalition spread the word about the action . . . | Continue reading Thousands raise up Black Lives outside presidential debate at Workers.org
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An anti-colonialist turn in Marx?: Questions for Thierry Drapeau
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-30
Drapeau writes that the Communist Manifesto "considered Western imperialism as a progressive and beneficial force drawing underdeveloped societies into bourgeois civilization".
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Victory: After Three Years of Battling in Court, the Trump Administration Abandons its Policy of Banning Abortion for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
Brigitte Amiri | aclu.org | 2020-09-30
As a direct result of the immense courage of our clients and three years of litigation, the Trump administration has officially abandoned its policy of preventing young immigrants in its custody from accessing abortion care. Yesterday, the administration adopted a new policy that prohibits Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) staff and staff employed by any ORR-funded shelter from blocking or interfering with unaccompanied pregnant minors' access to abortion. ORR's adoption of this new policy was a condition of our agreem…
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Tax Revelations and Corporate Media Won't Defeat Trump
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Don't get fooled again…
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Israel's West Bank annexation postponed for a year, not cancelled, says Friedman
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
Israel's West Bank annexation postponed for a year, not cancelled, says Friedman | US ambassador to Israel reiterates that controversial annexation plans have only been temporarily suspended | MEE staff | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 12: 04 | Archimandrite Abdullah Yulio, parish priest of the Melkite Greek Catholic church in Ramallah, joins other Palestinians as they gather to commemorate the second intifada and to protest against t…
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Discussions Between Greece and Turkey Over the East Mediterranean Will End Before They Begin
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
The tensions between Greece and Turkey that became a geopolitical crisis in the East Mediterranean appears to be finally subsiding after Ankara withdrew from Greece's maritime space the Oruàß Reis Turkish research vessel and the warships escorting it. Since Turkish …
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Fight over the Mediterranean: France's Proxy War and the Budding Turkish-Russian Alliance
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-30
Overwhelmed by uncontrollable circumstances, the Greek government is bracing for another financial crisis that promises to be as terrible as the last one in 2015. Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced on September 12 that Athens has made a "robust" arms deal that will "reinforce the armed forces" and create a "national shield". However, beyond Mitsotakis' …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/fight-over-th…

Slipping into Totalitarianism? UK Government Tries to Shut Down Socialist Teaching
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
We remember with horror the stories of Nazis burning books in the 1930s — it's one of the first signals that you're living in a totalitarian regime, when education is targeted. Yet it was reported that last week, that Department …
globalresearch.ca/totalitarianism-uk-gov…

Pre-Scripted Trump v. Biden Spitting Match Theater
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
The US political process is money controlled, Big Money running things. | According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), over $6 billion was spent by US presidential and congressional candidates in 2016. | A record amount is expected this year to …
globalresearch.ca/scripted-trump-biden-s…

Barrett on the bench: Bad news for workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-30
WASHINGTON–In her three years as a federal appellate court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, whom GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has shown herself to be bad news for workers' rights, legal analysts report. But what may be scarier about the former Notre Dame University law professor is her …
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War crimes are being committed in Yemen, says report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-30
A group of eminent experts has demanded that the UN security council refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court and expand the list of persons sanctioned…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/30/war-crime…

The Global Semiconductor Market: China Deploys Sun Tzu to Prevail in the Chip War
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Let's cut to the chase: with or without a sanction juggernaut, China simply won't be expelled from the global semiconductor market. | The real amount of chip supply Huawei has in stock …
globalresearch.ca/china-deploys-sun-tzu-…

Vietnam: Virus Contained, Inequality Let Loose
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Vietnam won international praise for its response to COVID-19. But the country's intensifying capitalist restructuring may leave its people sicker and more impoverished. | *** | As of the first week of August, official records showed that 10 people had died of …
globalresearch.ca/vietnam-virus-containe…

Boston: Justice for Breonna Taylor
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2020-09-30
Credit: G.Carens At least four actions demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor took place in Boston over the Sept. 26-27 weekend, drawing thousands of marchers. Mass Action Against Police Brutality's Sept. 26 rally demanded Taylor's Kentucky case be reopened, after none of the three killer cops who murdered her on March . . . | Continue reading Boston: Justice for Breonna Taylor at Workers.org
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Federal judge strips public lands acting director from role after serving unlawfully
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-30
Flying under the radar last Friday, September 25, was news of a court ruling dealing yet one more blow to Trump's continued drive to take from the people what belongs to them. A federal judge ruled that Trump's chief steward of public land had been serving unlawfully, and blocked him from continuing in that position, …
peoplesworld.org/article/federal-judge-s…

Conflict and Choice for Human Survival
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
What can you say about people for whom the beauty of Nature does not inspire, and the fear of its destruction does not motivate? People do not change unless they feel pain. Politics does not allow for social improvements unless first stung by social revolts. The idea of a spontaneous, peaceful and uneventful evolution of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/30/conflict-and…

Thanking the Founding Fathers for Our Constitutional Mess?
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
"On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H.L. Mencken "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." — H.L. Mencken We cannot blame the Founding…
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How the corporate media helps the fossil fuel industry dupe the American public on climate
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-30
The views of large businesses and opponents of climate action are given outsized coverage to sway climate debate.
therealnews.com/how-corporate-media-help…

Listen to older people's 'suggestions and ideas' for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-09-30
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is reckoning with the disproportionate and severe impact that the virus has wrought on the "health…rights and well being" of older persons, the UN chief has said, marking the international day highlighting their issues.
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Online Charter schools are not a solution to education in a pandemic
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-30
Nicholas Trombetta, the founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which is unaffiliated with K12, received just 20 months in prison in 2018 for tax conspiracy after he moved $8 million from the school to a network of businesses he created and failed to pay $437,632 in taxes.
mronline.org/2020/09/30/online-charter-s…

Up to half a million sharks could be killed to create global coronavirus vaccines, conservationists warn
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-30
Conservationists fear that if two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize the global population than half a million sharks would subsequently die.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/30/up-to-half…

EXCLUSIVE: Sadiq Khan reverses decision to take part in Saudi G20 mayors summit
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
EXCLUSIVE: Sadiq Khan reverses decision to take part in Saudi G20 mayors summit | London mayor to withdraw official observer to avoid implication that it 'means support for the Saudi government' | Rayhan Uddin | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 13: 37 | Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, has led the city since May 2016 (AFP/File photo) | London mayor Sadiq Khan has reversed his decision to participate in a Saudi hosted…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/london-sadiq-…

The UK Tory "Covid Chumocracy"
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
Media headlines in the UK have been dominated by the Tory government's endless bungles and mishaps in its handling of the Covid pandemic. The death toll of 50,000 (and rising), accompanied by a veritable cull of residents in care homes, to a promised "world beating" test and trace system that is still not running (even though third-world countries got similar systems to work months ago), to mixed messages on the lockdown protocols, to U-turns occurring on a weekly basis, it's all there.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/30/the-uk-tory-…

'Journey for Justice' caravan begins on West Coast
| workers.org | 2020-09-30
By Lyn Neeley and Judy Greenspan The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and Portland, Ore., were the first two stops on the TPS (Temporary Protective Status) workers' "Journey for Justice" caravan tour, which left Los Angeles on Sept. 21. Traveling in their bus, "La Libertad," members of the two-month tour will . . . | Continue reading 'Journey for Justice' caravan begins on West Coast at Workers.org
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LIVE: UN chief, Prince Charles, rally 'coalition of the willing' to end biodiversity destruction
news.un.org | 2020-09-30
Here's our special LIVE coverage of the UN Summit on Biodiversity, where activists and senior UN officials are calling for urgent action on biodiversity, to help ensure sustainable development for all.
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Preparing for 'the Interregnum' — the election mess — a WW commentary
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-09-30
Labor Day protest for fair contracts, Sept. 7, Washington, DC. In researching this article, a cool-sounding word came up: "pettifoggery." It means "given to quibbling over trifles." The word was used in an article by Barton Gellman in the November Atlantic magazine, "The Election That Could Break America." Gellman's point . . . | Continue reading Preparing for 'the Interregnum' — the election mess — a WW commentary at Workers.org
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America in Trumpland, Down the Rabbit Hole
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland (1865) sadly resonates so well today. | This writer in November of 2016 emphasized with Alice as she fell down that rabbit hole. | The unlikely co-conspirators in this 21st Century Amerikan novel were, as …
globalresearch.ca/amerika-trumpland/5725…

'Bomb Trains' Coming Soon Through Your Town
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-30
An energy company tied to a hedge fund that loaned millions to the Trump Organization and the Kushner Companies will benefit after Team Trump approved railroads running "bomb trains" through our nation. | They are loaded with liquefied natural gas with more explosive power than the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. | Liquefied natural gas is even more volatile than Bakken crude oil carried on trains like the one that derailed and caught fire on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, killing 47 people.
popularresistance.org/bomb-trains-coming…

Politics of Betrayal: Divorce Looms in Kenyan Jubilee Coalition
Justin Nyanshwa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Early campaign hostile statements and divisions in Jubilee Coalition are sparking a storm of confusion and fear in Kenya's politics. Some analysts argue that this environment should awake Kenyans, the region and international community to work hand in hand to …
globalresearch.ca/divorce-looms-kenyan-j…

Libyan rivals conclude talks on key security and military issues
news.un.org | 2020-09-30
Delegations from Libya's warring sides meeting in Egypt have concluded two days of security and military talks in efforts towards a lasting ceasefire, the UN political mission for the country, UNSMIL, has reported.
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Threats of Attacks against Civilians in Syria
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-30
On Thursday, Sept. 24, Rick Sterling, investigative journalist and member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement, spoke with Press TV about a threat of terror attacks, including chemical weapons, on Syrian civilians in Idlib. Syrian authorities have alerted that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and the UK-US funded 'White Helmets', in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/threats-of-at…

700 Greek schools occupied by students protesting unsafe return to classes
wsws.org | 2020-09-30
Given that it is mainly secondary education impacted, more than one in five of the country's 3,168 high schools have been occupied.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/30/gree…

Exposed: US Occupation of Syria Now Official
Drago Bosnic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
The United States has now sent more occupying forces into Syria in clear violation of international law. The Pentagon regime officials claim the deployment of additional occupying forces allegedly came due to a series of "incidents" between US occupying forces …
globalresearch.ca/us-occupation-syria-no…

Sue Davis, °presente!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-30
We are very sad to announce that Sue Davis, a long-time member of Workers World Party, died on Sept. 26 from complications of a stroke. Sue was the coordinator of the Workers World/Mundo Obrero Supporter Program, a decades-long fundraiser for WW. For many years she wrote "On the picket line," . . . | Continue reading Sue Davis, °presente! at Workers.org
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COVID US death toll tops 205,000 & 7M infections as Trump mocks Biden's mask, attacks the ACA
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-30
"It was very bizarre."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/30/covid-us-d…

US ambassador's interference in Portuguese affairs slammed by left-wing groups
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-30
The US ambassador in Lisbon, George Glass, said Portugal must choose between its allies and China. He added that a delegation of US treasury officials was working with regulatory officials to prevent the triumph of Chinese companies in Portuguese markets…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/30/us-ambass…

Nigerians in Diaspora Hope for Biafra's Political Autonomy
Celine Akigwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Several reports indicate that Nigeria has reached critical level in its development as there are numerous problems including frequent ethnic and religious attacks, deep-seated corruption, ineffective federal system of governance despite been referred to as the Giant of Africa. Nigeria …
globalresearch.ca/nigerians-diaspora-hop…

Trump uses debate to incite fascist violence
wsws.org | 2020-09-30
Trump renewed his call for supporters–that is, right-wing vigilante organizations–to monitor polling places and not accept the results of the election.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/30/deba…

The UK Tory "Covid Chumocracy"
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
Media headlines in the UK have been dominated by the Tory government's endless bungles and mishaps in its handling of the Covid pandemic. The death toll of 50,000 (and rising), accompanied by a veritable cull of residents in care homes, to a promised "world beating" test and trace system that is still not running (even…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/30/the-uk-tory-…

A missing pledge in the 2020 Democratic Party platform
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-30
For 52 years–from 1936 to 1988–the Democratic Party pledged support for the achievement of full or maximum employment.
mronline.org/2020/09/30/a-missing-pledge…

US strikes Iraqi targets from aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf
wsws.org | 2020-09-30
The airstrikes from the USS Nimitz were launched as Washington steadily escalated threats to "liquidate" Iranian-aligned Shia militias in Iraq.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/30/iraq…

Earth at the "Crossroads:" Finding our way in a time of extirpation
Leia Barnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
Ten years ago, some humans came to the table. We sat down together and looked at the facts. We looked at each other. Looked at the world. And looked at the facts again. The scientific facts. The planet is warming, we said to each other. Species are dying. The Sixth Mass Extinction, we murmured under…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/30/earth-at-the…

A COVID Primer for Your Trump-Loving Friends
Thom Hartmann | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
America's first COVID death was on February 29 of this year, roughly 200 days ago. In that time, more than 200,000 Americans have died of the disease, the equivalent of 1,000 people a day. That's how many people would have died if between February 29 and today three fully-loaded jumbo jets had crashed every single…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/30/a-covid-prim…

History: Britain's Complicity in 1953 Iranian Coup Revealed: The Smoking Gun, MI6's "Man of Mystery"
Jeremy Kuzmarov | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
After 60 years of foot-dragging and dissembling, the U.S. government finally confessed and admitted its role in the bloody 1953 coup that overthrew Iran's democratically elected government led by Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh. With Coup 53's compelling documentary evidence, …
globalresearch.ca/mi6-smoking-gun-britai…

Texas sheriff arrested for tampering with evidence in police custody death
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-30
If convicted, the sheriff could face up to 10 years in prison.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/30/texas-sher…

Release the evidence and arrest killers of Breonna Taylor!
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-30
Sept. 28 — Protests erupted around the U.S. on Sept. 23 when the announcement first came down that no police officer would be charged in the murder of Breonna Taylor. She had been shot to death in her bed in Louisville, Ky., on March 13. These protests took place in . . . | Continue reading Release the evidence and arrest killers of Breonna Taylor! at Workers.org
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Hydroxychloroquine is a Cheap and Effective Remedy for COVID-19: Anthony Fauci's "Big Lie"
Joel S. Hirschhhorn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
With a grand jury approach, the revealing of evidence herein shows that Dr. Anthony Fauci has deliberately ignored massive amounts of data showing that hydroxychloroquine is a safe, cheap and effective remedy for COVID-19. By ignoring his ethical responsibility as …
globalresearch.ca/indictment-anthony-fau…

Thailand Protests Are Anti-Chinese, Not "Pro-Democracy"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Ongoing protests in Thailand appearing very similar to those recently seen in Hong Kong are no coincidence. | They are part of an admitted "Pan-Asian Alliance" that — while claiming to be "pro-democracy" are in reality created by the US government …
globalresearch.ca/thai-protests-anti-chi…

Trump-Biden debate put US democracy on display — we're now little more than the world's laughing stock armed with nukes
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-30
America and the rest of the world tuned in to watch the first of three televised presidential …
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Carcel para los policías que mataron a Breonna Taylor
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-30
27 de septiembre: Las protestas estallaron en todo Estados Unidos el 23 de septiembre cuando se anunció por primera vez que ningún oficial de policía sería acusado por el asesinato de Breonna Taylor. La habían matado a tiros en su cama en Louisville, Ky., el 13 de marzo. Cierre de . . . | Continue reading Carcel para los policías que mataron a Breonna Taylor at Workers.org
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International virtual webinars call for ending all nuclear weapons
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-30
On Sept. 26, the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, two remarkable events spanning 10 hours of virtual programming by activists, legislators, artists and leaders of struggles around the world were presented by UNFOLD ZERO and We The Peoples 2020. The programs, divided into two five-hour segments, were timed for …
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The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years — and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet
Julie Brigham-Grette and Steve Petsch | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-30
As geoscientists who study the evolution of Earth's climate and how it creates conditions for life, we see evolving conditions in the Arctic as an indicator of how climate change could transform the planet.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/30/the-arctic…

Justice for Breonna Taylor and Black lives in Seattle
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-09-30
Decriminalize Seattle. Seattle — Demonstrators marched here on Sept. 24 to protest the previous day's decision by a grand jury in Louisville, Ky., not to bring charges against the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor. Hundreds took to the streets for hours, until after midnight, and marched on the Capital Hill . . . | Continue reading Justice for Breonna Taylor and Black lives in Seattle at Workers.org
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Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-30
The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.'s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black people were the subjects of 87% of stops, 91% of arrests, and 100% of use-of-force incidents, despite making up 46% of the population. White people accounted for just 5% of stops. | The report gives a more complete picture of the operations of these special units, which have been accused of using aggressive tactics with little oversight or transparency. The units are responsible for complex narcotics investigations, as we…
popularresistance.org/report-special-pol…

UK Government Probing Cyber-attack over Syria Propaganda Leaks
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK's foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country's controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. | In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files …
globalresearch.ca/uk-government-probing-…

US military air tanker lands on its belly after colliding with F-35B jet during mid-air refueling in California (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-09-30
A US Marine Corps F-35B fighter plane has collided with a KC-130J refueling aircraft. The jet crashed as the tanker was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of a field. | The two planes collided in mid-air during a refueling operation at around 4pm local time on Tuesday, the Naval Air Facility El Centro reported. | The F-35B pilot ejected to safety as the jet crashed in the desert near Salton City. | The tanker, meanwhile, was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of a field near the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in the town of Thermal. All eight crew members were unharmed. | pic…
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Suspect charged with attempted murder over double shooting of LA County deputies as they sat in their patrol vehicle
rt.com | 2020-09-30
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man with attempted murder over a gun attack on two sheriff's deputies earlier this month. Both officers survived the shooting, despite sustaining serious face and head wounds. | The 36-year-old suspect, identified as Deonte Lee Murray, was charged on Wednesday over the September 12 shootings. Prosecutors called for his bail to be set at a whopping $6.15 million. | The attack was caught on a surveillance camera, with the footage showing a man casually walking up to a police cruiser parked by the Compton Metro Rail Station before suddenly unloading his handgun into the pass…
rt.com/usa/502187-los-angeles-deputies-s…

'Political theater'?! Pennsylvania lawmaker, governor caught joking about taking their MASKS OFF before speech in 'hot mic' VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-09-30
Pennsylvania State Representative Wendy Ullman and Governor Tom Wolf were caught joking off camera about taking their masks off just before they spoke at a press conference touting the need to defend Obamacare during Covid-19. | Just as Ullman was preparing to speak behind the podium on Tuesday at a press conference north of Philadelphia, Wolf can be heard off camera to her left, saying: "So Wendy, I'm gonna take, I'm gonna take my mask off when I speak." | Ullman walks toward Wolf, off camera, and says: "I will as well, just, I'm waiting so that we can do a little political theater." | Wolf replies, "OK," and…
rt.com/usa/502103-pennsylvania-lawmaker-…

'Inshallah': Biden uses Arabic expression over release of Trump's tax returns
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
'Inshallah': Biden uses Arabic expression over release of Trump's tax returns | No foreign policy discussions during the first US presidential debate, in which candidates traded insults and spoke over each other | MEE staff | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 06: 40 | Biden called Trump the 'worst president that America has ever had' (AFP) | Many Middle East-related policy questions that could affect the lives of millions of people hang…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/biden-trump-i…

The Threat of Fascism Won't End with Trump
Betsy Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-30
It will take sustained progressive political pressure now and into the future to dismantle the powerful fascist forces that threaten our democracy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-threat-of-fasc…

What's at Stake for the Labor Movement on Election Day? Everything
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2020-09-30
Unions hope a Biden presidency will reverse decades of anti-worker policies.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/whats-at-stake-for…

Amid COVID and Wildfires, Farmworkers Have Been Pushed to the Brink
Anthony Pahnke | zcomm.org | 2020-09-30
Farmworker organizations are leading the way in showing us the need for reform; the question is if the rest of us will stand with some of the most essential people who sacrifice so much to feed us daily…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amid-covid-and-wil…

A COVID Primer for Your Trump-Loving Friends
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-30
If America doesn't shut down the virus fairly quickly, it may become so widespread that a testing and contact-tracing strategy is impossible, leaving the next president with an unrecoverable disaster to deal with…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-covid-primer-for…

Last night was the logical endpoint of debates in America
Jon Allsop | zcomm.org | 2020-09-30
"Horrific." "A total mess." "An embarrassment." "A national humiliation." "An epic moment of national shame." "Off the rails." "A pure trainwreck."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/last-night-was-the…

Sunday 10/4: Your Vote Matters! Voter Information Webinar by San Francisco Department of Elections
SDESPL | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Online via livestream…
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Tuesday 9/29: No on Prop 20: Virtual Rally to Stop The Police & Prison Spending Scam w/ CURYJ Oakland
Communities United Restorative Youth Justice | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883717…

Sierra Club Endorses Brown, Hill, Kuhl and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Alicia Kuhl, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883718…

Thursday 10/1: Students Lead the Charge for Clean Energy Solar Power Teach-in
Generation180 & Sierra Club Climate Parents | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Online via Zoom. FOR MORE INFO link / Web link to event: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aTi6…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883716…

Wednesday 9/30: UUSF Morning Vigil
Unitarian Universalists of SF | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
UUSF 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883715…

Cerco financiero de tierras agrícolas en América del Sur
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Cercas digitales: cercamiento financiero de las tierras agrícolas en América del Sur…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883714…

Growing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center–created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] .
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883718…

UN, Presidents and Prime Ministers Discuss Coronavirus Financial Crisis Solutions
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Presidents, prime ministers and world leaders focused on solutions for the global economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus at a virtual United Nations meeting.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883717…

Tuesday 9/29: Students Lead the Charge for Clean Energy Solar Power Teach-in
Generation180 & Sierra Club Climate Parents | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883716…

Saturday 10/3: Oct 3 it begins: Trump/Pence Out Now
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883716…

Monday 10/5: San Francisco Protest Against McConnell-led Senate w/ Bay Area Poor People's Campaign
Bay Area Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
San Francisco: Car caravan & socially distanced protest, please RSVP for meet-up location…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883715…

Trump's strategy of tension
Paul Simon | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
"No one will be safe in Biden's America!" This was Donald Trump's message. The theme, for three days: Danger. Danger through crime, through China, through the supposedly radical agenda of the Democrats – and through "riots, looting, arson and violence" in the country's cities.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883714…

Friday 10/2: BIPOC Liberation Bike Ride
BIPOC Liberation Collective | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
The Bike Church | 703 Pacific Ave (Enter on Spruce), Santa Cruz…
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Why Did Protesters Shut Down Intersection in Menlo Park?
Justice for Breonna | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
About 200 people demonstrated on September 25 in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice in the police murder of Breonna Taylor. They shut down a major intersection twice during the evening protest.
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Saturday 10/3: Escape Velocity is not desirable, or Why so many of us are Trump suckers
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-30
ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/91769996601?pwd=R3o1SWpkL043M0…
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Foreign envoys visit Sacred Defense Achievements expo
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — As of its inauguration, several foreign ambassadors and cultural attaches have paid a visit to Iran's National Exhibition of the Holy Defense and Resistance Achievements.
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Iran registers 3,582 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 3,582 COVID-19 infections and 183 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
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17 Iranians arrive home from India after 7 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — 17 Iranian citizens arrived in the country after 7 months of being stuck in India due to travel restriction raised by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Iran adopts measures based on its territorial integrity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Iran's measures regarding the Persian Gulf Islands are within the framework of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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Iranian film critic named jury member at SCHLINGEL FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film critic Hamed Soleimanzadeh has been chosen as a jury member at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival in Germany.
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Tehran-Moscow ties at best level
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to Russia said the relations between Tehran and Moscow are currently at the best level and that the mutual ties are of particular importance to both sides.
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MNA seeking to resolve problems with new approach: CEO
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency's CEO Mohammad Shojaeian said that the agency seeks to solve problems of the country, especially those in cultural and social fields, using a new approach.
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History not to forgive killers, traitors: Foreign Ministry
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Palestinian child Muhammad al-Durrah, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its Twitter account wrote that the history won't forgive killers and traitors.
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UN nuclear watchdog inspects 2nd Iranian site
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that its officials have inspected the second of two atomic sites agreed with Iran.
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Resistance martyrs' bloods to void compromise with Zionists
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the blood of Resistance martyrs voids humiliating compromise with the child-killer regime.
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EU, US considering closing embassies in Iraq: Al-Kadhimi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iraqi prime minister announced on Wed. that authorities of the European Union and the United States are considering shutting down their embassies in Baghdad.
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43.9% of Americans supporters of union dissolution
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — According to a report by Kalikow School Poll at Hofstra University, released on September 29, Americans (43.9 percent) are supporters of secession than constitutional convention.
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Sidelines of Cabinet meeting on Wed
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Some of the Iranian ministers and President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi answered reporters' questions on the sideline of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
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Shahab Hosseini, Mina Vahid win awards at San Francisco IFF
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian actor 'Shahab Hosseini' and actress ' Mina Vahid' have won awards at 13th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, US.
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VIDEO: An Iraqi old woman paying tribute to Gen. Soleimani
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iraqi old woman is paying her tribute to Iran's top commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and resistance commanders on her way to Karbala for Arbaeen pilgrimage.
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VIDEO: Marine F-35B, KC-130J collide, crash in S California
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — A Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in California after clipping the wing of a Marine KC-130 refueling tanker during a mid-air refueling on Tuesday.
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Defense Industry, symbol of Iran' authority and independence
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-30
TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army described the defense industry's achievements exhibition as the best example of Iran's defense authority and independence.
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Solar Orbiter's first science data shows the Sun at its quietest
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-30
Three of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft's instruments, including Imperial's magnetometer, have released their first data.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205373/solar-orbiters-first-science-data-shows

'Skills mismatch' needs urgent action to enable tech firms and scaleups to grow
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-30
£120bn of economic output could be lost by the end of 2029 if the skills 'mismatch' in the tech and scaleup sector remains unsolved.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205433/skills-mismatch-needs-urgent-action-enable

French Energy Giant Total Predicts End to Oil Era
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
According to oil and gas titan Total, its business focus, as well as that of its European peers, will shift towards low-carbon energy sources in the next few years, as the oil market becomes increasingly obsolete.
sputniknews.com/science/2020093010806226…

Fowl-Mouthed: British Park Removes Parrots That Taught Each Other to Swear – Photos
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
Five African grey parrots have been relocated at a wildlife park in Friskney, England, after park officials learned the birds had been swearing and laughing at customers.
sputniknews.com/uk/202009301080615404-fo…

1st Presidential Debate in US: How Trump Managed to Look 'Stronger' Than Biden in 'Slanging Match'
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
Despite polls conducted by US mainstream media, including CNN and CBS, saying that Joe Biden came out as the winner of the first presidential debate, political analysts are not rushing to give the victory to the Democratic Party nominee.
sputniknews.com/us/202009301080622116-1s…

Despite Fresh Border Claims, India, China Agree to Ensure Stability, Avoid Misunderstandings
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
On the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet on 10 September, the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers met in Moscow. Both agreed to a five-point formula to cool tempers in the Ladakh region. But their armies have been positioned face-to-face along the border after engaging in one of their worst face-offs in decades in mid-June.
sputniknews.com/india/202009301080622480…

No-Deal Brexit Would Put Britain at Greater Risk of Terrorist Attacks, Ex-MI6 Head Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
The development comes as officials from Britain and the European Union begin the final scheduled round of negotiations on a post-Brexit agreement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously issued an ultimatum to Brussels saying London will walk away from the negotiating table if the sides don't strike a deal before 15 October.
sputniknews.com/uk/202009301080622449-no…

'Not According to Harris': Biden Sets Off Meme Storm After Saying 'I'm the Democratic Party'
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
The 29th of September saw the first presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, during which the two exchanged barbs over a spate of issues, including the coronavirus, healthcare, and election integrity.
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Five Permanent Members of UN Security Council Ambivalent on Reforms, Says Ex-Indian Envoy
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-30
India has been campaigning for a position on the UN Security Council's (UNSC) decision-making structure, while highlighting its democratic polity, demographic dividends, and contributions to the global body's operations.
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Trump's "White Supremacist Project" Was on Full Display at First Debate
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-30
Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump's refusal to reckon with the issue "poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown peop…
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Reclaiming Life and Housing in an Era of Collapse
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-30
Under fascism, mass displacement often means mass death. With a catastrophic eviction crisis looming, Kelly Hayes talks with longtime activist Cheri Honkala about housing reclamation and the solidarity we will need to navigate an era of collapse. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to Movement Memos, a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. Today's guest is my friend…
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Trump Denounced for Calling on Supporters to Engage in Voter Intimidation
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-30
Among the stream of authoritarian remarks President Donald Trump let loose during his disastrous performance at Tuesday night's presidential debate, one of the most alarming to voting rights advocates came at the tail-end of the 90-minute event, when the incumbent openly encouraged his…
truthout.org/articles/trump-denounced-fo…

Grand Jury Not Given the Option to Indict the Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-30
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he would comply with a judge's order to release the grand jury recording in the Breonna Taylor case after a grand juror alleged that Cameron had misrepresented the deliberations. | The juror filed a motion calling for the release of the transcripts on Monday so that "the truth may prevail." | "The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body. It's apparent that the pu…
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The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America
Liz Theoharis | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
On August 26th, during the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence closed out his acceptance speech with a biblical sleight of hand. Speaking before a crowd at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, he exclaimed,…
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Trump Slaps California With Anti-Environmental Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-30
During its planning process for Point Reyes National Seashore, the National Park Service received overwhelming public input opposing commercial ranching on and supporting the recovery of the rare tule elk. The Trump administration, after sparring with the California state government on climate issues, has now unveiled a proposed plan that would expand ranch operations, and…
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Consultations on with India over border dispute: China
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
China and India are holding a meeting to solve their border issues, Beijing said on Wednesday."China and India are meeting on the consultation and coordination mechanism on the border issue," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin told a news conference in Beijing."The meeting is focused on implementing the five-point consensus that foreign ministers of the two sides reached in Moscow to deescalate border tensions," he said, according to Chinese daily Global Times.The statement comes a day after Beijing magnified its opposition to India's Aug. 5, 2019 move scrapping the special provisions of the state of Jammu an…
yenisafak.com/en/news/consultations-on-w…

Indian ruling party hails Babri Mosque verdict
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
Government ministers and leaders of India's ruling party on Wednesday welcomed a controversial court acquittal of 32 people accused of criminal conspiracy and inciting a mob to raze a 400-year-old mosque.Lal Krishna Advani, a former ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deputy prime minister and one of the accused, issued a video message saying: "The judgement vindicates my personal and BJP's belief and commitment towards the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement," referring to the group that tore down the Babri Mosque in 1992, claiming the site was the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama."It is a moment of happiness for all of u…
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Another family joins anti-YPG/PKK protest in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
One more family seeking their child's return joined the ongoing protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in Turkey on Wednesday.Rahime Tasci and her family traveled from the northeastern Kars province to Diyarbakir in the southeast in the hopes of somehow reuniting with her son Faruk.She said Faruk was kidnapped and taken to the mountains by the YPG/PKK and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) seven years ago, when he was just 15 years old.Tasci joined the protest outside the offices of the HDP — a party accused by the government of having links to the YPG/PKK terror group — on its 394th day.Started by…
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Serena Williams leaves French Open over Achilles injury
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
The 39-year-old experienced player was supposed to take on Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in her second round match before she ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title."I really wanted to give an effort here. Struggling to walk, so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," the three-time Roland-Garros champion of US said."I think I need four-to-six weeks of sitting and doing nothing, at least two weeks of just sitting down."
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Babri Mosque case: Pakistan slams 'shameful' acquittals
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the acquittal of all the accused in the historical Babri Mosque case by an Indian court, terming it a "shameful" verdict. "Pakistan strongly condemns today's shameful acquittal of the criminals responsible for demolishing the centuries-old Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992," said the country's Foreign Ministry in a statement.A special court in India on Wednesday acquitted all the 32 surviving accused in the Babri Mosque demolition case.The verdict in the criminal case related to the Babri Mosque demolition came almost 28 years after it was pulled down by a frenzied mob in th…
yenisafak.com/en/news/babri-mosque-case-…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Vaccine hopesResults from an early safety study of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots.The findings are reassuring because immunity tends to weaken with age, Dr. Evan Anderson, one of the study's lead researchers, said in a phone interview.Meanwhile, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, the world's largest maker of vaccines, said she was optimistic the industr…
yenisafak.com/en/news/what-you-need-to-k…

Slovak government approves state of emergency powers amid COVID spike
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
The state of emergency, which should last 45 days, gives the government more powers to implement stricter measures but does not automatically mean a return to a strict lockdown such as that imposed at the outset of the pandemic.
yenisafak.com/en/world/slovak-government…

French fighter jet had permission to break sound barrier: ministry
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
A French fighter jet that broke the sound barrier on Wednesday over Paris was scrambled as an emergency measure and had received permission to break the sound barrier, the French defence ministry said.The ministry also said the jet had been deployed to assist a commercial airliner which had lost contact with air traffic control.
yenisafak.com/en/news/french-fighter-jet…

New Zealand's Ardern admits to cannabis use 'a long time ago'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
New Zealand's ruling party leader Jacinda Ardern said she tried cannabis "a long time ago" when asked during a heated live debate on Wednesday ahead of the Oct 17 general election.Ardern, 40, is widely seen winning a second term in office on the back of her success in containing COVID-19 but her rival, conservative National Party leader Judith Collins, has been clawing back support.New Zealanders are also voting on two other issues – on legalising recreational cannabis and euthanasia – topics that have split opinions in the country.In the second election debate on Wednesday, when asked by the moderator if she has…
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Obama items hit the auction circuit with dress, basketball jersey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
A cocktail dress worn by Michelle Obama during her time at the White House and a basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama at high school are among rare items from the former U.S. president and his wife to join the celebrity auction circuit.The dress, a black vintage Norman Norell 1950s gown worn by Michelle Obama during a 2010 holiday fundraiser in Washington, is expected to fetch $50,000 to $70,000 when it goes up for sale in December at Julien's Auctions, the company in Beverly Hills, California, said on Wednesday.It is the first dress worn by Michelle Obama, who became a style icon during her eight years at the…
yenisafak.com/en/news/obama-items-hit-th…

Outrage over Indian rape victims' cremation by police
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
The covert cremation by police of the body of a 19-year-old gang-rape victim early Wednesday triggered protests and condemnations by citizens and activists in India.The Dalit (lower caste) woman was tortured and gang-raped by four men from an upper caste at her village in Hathras in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sept. 14. She battled for her life for two weeks before succumbing to her injuries on Tuesday.In a video going viral on social media, the victim's mother is seen pleading with police to allow her to see her daughter one last time, and bring her body home, as the police cremated the body amid tigh…
yenisafak.com/en/news/outrage-over-india…

Turkey arrests 14 PKK terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
A total of 14 suspects were arrested in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province on Wednesday over their alleged links to the PKK terror group.Security forces arrested the suspects in various raids across Diyarbakir after judicial authorities issued arrest warrants for 17 suspects, including Hatice Kocaman, a former deputy from Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). She is among the arrested.The warrants were issued as part of an investigation launched by local prosecutors, with suspects having been found to be operating for the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), the so-called legislative body of the PKK terror group.
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-arrests-14-…

Germany's Merkel pledges $100 mln for COVID-19 vacine for poor countries
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday pledged $100 million to help developing countries access a COVID-19 vaccine as World Bank President David Malpass said "broad, rapid and affordable" access to vaccines "will be at the core of a resilient global economic recovery that lifts everyone."Merkel also called on "those who are still dithering" to commit to the global vaccine effort.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germanys-merkel-p…

Turkey: 4 tons of marijuana, 236K cannabis roots seized
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
Turkish security forces have seized a huge quantity of illegal drugs in an anti-narcotics operation in southeastern Diyarbakir province.According to a statement by the provincial gendarmerie command on Wednesday, security personnel raided multiple locations and confiscated over four tons of marijuana, and 236,000 cannabis roots. | A crackdown on drugs has helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism — terrorism financed by profits from illegal drug trafficking, which is one of the main sources of funding for terrorist organizations such as the PKK. Over 42.5 tons of marijuana and 97 million cannabis roots have been se…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-4-tons-of-m…

Pakistani Hindus 'sad' at Babri Mosque ruling in India
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-30
The acquittal of all 32-surviving accused in the Babri Mosque demolition conspiracy case in India on Wednesday has refreshed memories of Hindus in Pakistan.On Dec. 6, 1992, soon after the news of the demolition of the historic mosque spread, charged Muslim mobs, calling for revenge had attacked dozens of Hindu temples across Pakistan.Some 30 temples across Muslim-majority Pakistan were attacked, 25 of them across the southern province of Sindh, where 85% of the Hindus in Pakistan live.Since then all these temples have been either rebuilt or repaired in Pakistan in contrast to India, where also then Prime Minister…
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The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny, AKA "Russia's Trump"
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-30
On August 20th, Russian opposition figure and self-styled "anti-corruption" activist Alexei Navalny fell seriously ill while in mid-flight from Tomsk, Siberia to the Russian capital. The Moscow-bound plane was abruptly re-routed to make an emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk where the anti-Kremlin politician was subsequently hospitalized for suspected poisoning and placed in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-false-fla…

Poll: Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
Poll: Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life' | A new poll suggests that 40 percent of Tories want to reduce the number of Muslims entering Britain | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 13: 04 | Boris Johnson launched an investigation into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party earlier this year following social media posts from activists and elected officials (AFP) | A…
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Johnson is royally put in his place at PMQs
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-30
Another week, and another Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) has left some of us feeling, well — underwhelmed. But much like the previous week's edition, the spark came from somewhere other than the Tory and Labour benches. | This week, it was down to speaker Lindsay Hoyle to put Boris Johnson in his place. | PMQs: Hoyle starts as he means to go on: | It didn't start well for Johnson. Lancs Live reported that Hoyle laid into the government over the controversial coronavirus…
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Don't worry — progressives can win the culture wars — here's how
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-30
TruePublica Editor: For all those people on the centre-left and centre-right in the current political spectrum — life in Britain can appear to be unfolding as some sort of apocalyptic nightmare that is on a trajectory to disaster and darkness. The Boris Johnson government have proved in the Covid-19 crisis without any ambiguity that they …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/dont-worry-progressives-can-win-the-culture-wars-heres-how/

'Fascism at Our Door': Asked to Condemn White Supremacist Groups, Trump Tells Them to 'Stand By' Instead
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-30
"Trump fans the flames of racism, embraces white supremacy, and employs state violence against Americans exercising their rights," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "That's Donald Trump's America." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Global Report Warns Nearly 40% of Plants at Risk of Extinction
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-30
"At a time of rapid biodiversity loss, we are failing to access the treasure chest of incredible diversity on offer and missing a huge opportunity for our generation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Vale Peter Simpson 1963-2020
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-30
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Telstra targets 'upgraded' NBN
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-30
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'Reckless in the extreme' — IPC approves Santos gas in the Narrabri
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-30
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Explosive Gas Pipeline in the Mediterranean
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
In the Eastern Mediterranean, where large natural gas offshore fields have been discovered, a bitter dispute is underway for the definition of exclusive economic zones, up to 200 miles from the coast, where each of the coastal countries has the …
globalresearch.ca/explosive-gas-pipeline…

VIDEO — Mike Pompeo a Roma. La Guerra Fredda USA-Cina
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
Tra Stati Uniti e Cina è in corso una guerra fredda che si gioca sul piano politico, commerciale e del controllo delle risorse energetiche. | Mike Pompeo, il segretario di Stato degli Stati Uniti, è a Roma per incontrare il presidente …
globalresearch.ca/video-mike-pompeo-a-ro…

Israel's parliament curbs protests with new coronavirus laws
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
Israel's parliament curbs protests with new coronavirus laws | Critics fear that the measures have been introduced to stop anti-Netanyahu protests over the prime minister's alleged corruption | MEE and agencies | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 10: 24 | The new laws also give the government powers to declare a 'special emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic' for renewable periods of one week (Reuters) | Israel's par…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-corona…

Israel curbs protests with new coronavirus laws
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-30
Israel curbs protests with new coronavirus laws | Critics fear that the measures were introduced to stop anti-Netanyahu protests over his alleged corruption | MEE and agencies | Wed, 09/30/2020 – 10: 24 | The new laws also give the government powers to declare a 'special emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic' for renewable periods of one week (AFP) | Israel's parliament on Wednesday approved a new set…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-corona…

Where Did Covid-19 Come From?
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-30
Evidence indicates that it came from NIH funding of EcoHealth Alliance, an entity doing "gain-of-function" research in collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Many experts believe that the virus was created by that research and escaped from the Wuhan lab. | Gain-of-function research involves enhancing the pathogenicity and transmissibility of pathogens. Many scientists are opposed to this research as it amounts in effect to bioweapons research. The rationale for the research is that it enhances with pre-knowledge the ability to respond to some emerging pandemic. In the case of the research at Wuhan, i…
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Selected Articles: Explosive Gas Pipeline in the Mediterranean
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-30
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
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Universal Credit is back in the spotlight as the Tories dodge a massive issue
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-30
The Conservative government's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has consistently been in chaos. Now, an open letter is urging it to act over changes to Universal Credit. Because in April next year, hundreds of thousands of people could be "pulled into poverty". And so far, the Tories have done nothing to avoid this. | Emergency measures: | Over 50 charities and organisations have written…
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Too Many Young Voters Are Drowning in Student Debt
Natalie Ravis | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
Too Many Young Voters Are Drowning in Student Debt…
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'My People Are Being Hunted'
James E. Garcia | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
'My People Are Being Hunted'…
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White Mob Violence Is Back Thanks to Trump
John Feffer | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
White Mob Violence Is Back Thanks to Trump…
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BLACK LIVES MATTER
Karen Fiorito | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
BLACK LIVES MATTER…
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How Libertarianism Made Arizona a Covid-19 Hot Spot
Jessica Suriano | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
How Libertarianism Made Arizona a Covid-19 Hot Spot…
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Watch the First Presidential Debate With 'The Nation'
The Nation | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
Watch the First Presidential Debate With 'The Nation'…
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How Kendrick Lamar Became the Voice of a Generation
Ann-Derrick Gaillot | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
How Kendrick Lamar Became the Voice of a Generation…
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Stephen F. Cohen Kept the Faith
Lev Golinkin | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
Stephen F. Cohen Kept the Faith…
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Will Someone Please Wake Me Up?
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2020-09-30
Will Someone Please Wake Me Up?
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Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East
wsws.org | 2020-09-29
News that Washington may withdraw its diplomats and troops from Iraq point to the rising danger of global war before the November US presidential elections.
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Azerbaijani-Armenian War: Turkish F-16s Enter The Game. Armenia Threatens To Use Iskander Missiles
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-29
The Armenian-Azerbaijani war continues raging in the South Caucasus. | As of September 29, the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region struck the Armenian defense and Azerbaijani forces were not able to achieve any military breakthroughs. Armenian troops withdrew from several positions in the Talish area and east of Fuzuli. | The Azerbaijani military has been successfully employing combat drones and artillery to destroy positions and military equipment of Armenia, but Azerbaijani mechanized infantry was unable to develop its momentum any further. | While both sides claim that they eliminated multiple e…
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Turkey recruiting Syrians to guard troops and facilities in Azerbaijan
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-29
Turkey recruiting Syrians to guard troops and facilities in Azerbaijan | Rebels and civilians employed as security suspect they will soon be sent to fight Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh | MEE correspondent | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 12: 01 | A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin, 9 October 2018 (AFP) | Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians are being sent by Turkey to Azerbaijan…
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Explained: Armenia and Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Sondos Asem | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-29
Explained: Armenia and Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | How did it start, what are the key dates and who is supporting who in the fighting? | Sondos Asem | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 12: 34 | Azeri artillery fire towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh (AFP) | Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in a deadly armed confrontation since Sunday over the disputed region…
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Renewed Azerbaijani Attacks Seek to Destabilize Caucasus Region and Deprive Armenians of
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-09-29
Repelling foreign invaders has been the single most recurring event throughout all of Armenian history. This year is no different.
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Germany calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to end fighting
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-29
Germany on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, amid the heaviest clashes in years in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, spoke on the phone with presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the recently escalated conflict, and called for a peaceful solution, the government spokesman said on Twitter."The Chancellor has underlined the urgent need for an immediate cease-fire and return to the negotiation table," Steffen Seibert said, adding that Germany supports diplomatic efforts of OSCE…
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The deep roots of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-29
The escalation of border clashes along the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier is the latest rekindling of a longstanding conflict between the two former Soviet countries.Some 20% of Azerbaijan's territory, including the Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region, has remained under illegal occupation by Armenia for roughly three decades.Four UN Security Council and two UN General Assembly resolutions as well as decisions by many international organizations refer to this fact and demand the withdrawal of Armenia's occupying forces from Upper Karabakh and seven adjacent occupied regions of Azerbaijan.The occupied Upper Ka…
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At least ten Azerbaijanis killed, 30 wounded in Armenia attacks
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-29
At least 10 Azerbaijani people have been killed and 30 others wounded in the attacks of Armenia over the past two days, officials said.The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the Armenian forces attacked civilian settlements with heavy weapons between Sept. 27-29.Among the fatalities were children, the statement noted.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties. Azerbaijan's parliament declared a state of war in some of its cities and regions following Armenia's border vio…
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Fighting rages on between Armenia, Azerbaijan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-29
Heavy fighting was reported on the Armenian-Azerbaijani front-line throughout the night, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on early Tuesday.In a statement, the ministry said that the Armenian forces attempted to take back the positions they lost in the Fuzuli-Jabrayil and Agdere-Terter border regions. | However, retaliatory firing from the Azerbaijani troops foiled their attempt, according to the statement.Azerbaijani jets and troops destroyed a convoy of Armenian armored vehicles setting off from the Madagiz village, the statement added.Also, Azerbaijani soldiers destroyed an Armenian tank and vehicl…
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Kremlin urges halt to Karabakh fighting
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-29
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that Russia wanted the fighting between ethnic Armenian and Azeri forces over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh to stop, and warned that talk of providing military support to either side only added fuel to the fire.Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Peskov added that Moscow was in constant contact with the authorities in Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan about the conflict.(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)…
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UN Security Council calls for 'immediate end' to Azerbaijan-Armenia clash in Nagorno-Karabakh
rt.com | 2020-09-29
Following an emergency meeting, the UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and a return to "meaningful negotiations." | "The Security Council members voiced support for the call by the secretary-general on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay," UNSC Chairman Abdou Abarry, representing Niger, said in a statement on Tuesday. | Abarry added that the council condemned the use of force and expressed concern about the clashes in the area. | Also on rt.com | |
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UN Security Council calls for 'immediate end' to Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory
rt.com | 2020-09-29
Following an emergency meeting, on Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region contested by Armenia and Azerbaijan, and a return to "meaningful negotiations." | "The Security Council members voiced support for the call by the secretary-general on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay," UNSC Chairman Abdou Abarry, representing Niger, said in a statement on Tuesday. | Abarry added that the council condemned the use of force and expressed concern about the clashes in the ar…
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Video: Armenian-Azerbaijani War Rages in South Caucasus
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-29
On September 27, a new regional war in South Caucasus arose from the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. | Pro-Armenian forces captured the region in the early 90s triggering an armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Further development of …
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The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-29
This weekend's resumption of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh has led to an explosion of news narratives about the conflict. This objective of this article is to clarify a number of important issues. | Nagorno-Karabakh is back in the news after this weekend's …
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On Vote Shaming: 21 Ways Supporting The US Establishment Is Worse Than Voting Third Party
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-29
The vote-shaming engines have predictably kicked into high gear in America as the presidential election approaches, with shitlib pundits like Bill Maher doing their part to paint third-party voters as the most toxic people in the world. | Which is of course ridiculous. I have no strong opinions about how Americans should vote in November, but it's obvious that in terms of toxicity third-party voters are not on the list of people who are worthy of criticism.
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